Electrical problem with Craftsman tractor
I have a Craftman lawn tractor model number 917.287360, engine model number SV610-0021 (kohler 21 HP).
I had in issue starting my tractor that caused me to unplug the seat, brake and blade safety switches. I also removed and tested the solenoid and starter. I resolved one issue (with the help of the forum) but created another. The tractor will now start and run until I remove my foot from the brake, then it will stall. I unplugged the brake safety switch, jumped the white wires (to solenoid) and left the black wires (ground I believe ) open. The tractor now starts and runs fine, however, when I try to engage the blade, it stalls. Also the seat safety switch no longer shuts the engine off when I get off the seat. I tested the seat safety switch with a new switch and it still does not shut off the engine. My guess is I can unplug to blade switch and jump it, but I want to get the safety switches working.
Anyone have any ideas where to look next?