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I have a john deere 05 with a 15 horse kohler. it runs great untill the deck is engaged then it starts cutting out, running rough. I have done all of the normal things to cure a cut out.... new spark plug, new air cleaner, cleaned the carb a dozen times...its clean, new fuel filter, checked fuel pump. checked the deck and belt system for binding, gressed all zerts on the entire mower. I took the kill switch out of the seat and taped it down (temperally). I stoped at the local mower repair shop and they wanted to sell me a new carb. They said that most likely the carb was bad from the alcohol in mordern gas? that carb is 70 bucks and i don't know that will fix it. any ideas guys????
 

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well I am no longer stumped, It was the disconected reverse saftey switch that was jumped with a bare copper wire. It was hanging inside the dash touching the frame floor shorting out everytime the pto is engaged. a little black tape and it runs like new.....glad i didn't buy a 72 buck carb
 

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well I am no longer stumped, It was the disconected reverse saftey switch that was jumped with a bare copper wire. It was hanging inside the dash touching the frame floor shorting out everytime the pto is engaged. a little black tape and it runs like new.....glad i didn't buy a 72 buck carb
As my friend used to tell me when I was looking for a big problem that turned into a little one.. You'll have that! ;)

Glad to hear it was an easy fix and thanks for reporting back what you found! :)
 
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