Electrical problem with Craftsman tractor

JoeZZJuly 15, 2013

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?

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Deleted since you never gave results to your original problem 2 days ago!

This post was edited by bill_kapaun on Mon, Jul 15, 13 at 21:01

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 8:58PM
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I posted this note with my orginal posting - Intermittent starting problem on Craftman Tractor (99% of the time) - if this needs to be deleted now, how do I do that

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 11:26PM
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Basically, just don't add any more posts to this thread.
You should just stay with 1 thread until that issue is resolved.
Putting multiple threads out on the exact same issue only makes it difficult to maintain a sense of continuity in the discussion.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 12:55AM
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