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I have an issue w/my '98 Sabre 1538 hydro lawn tractor.It starts & runs ok,but when I let out the clutch,or attempt to engage blade,the engine shuts off.The machine seems fairly simple,I am an ASE master auto technician,but have no experience w/this thing.What should I be looking at?
 

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If it shuts off like your turned the key I would suspect one of the safety switches-the one on the seat is a common one that goes bad. You can test it with a ohm-meter. If it's bogging down then stopping it could be fuel related.
 

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Not fuel related

I have serviced the carb,it shuts off like keyyed off.Have bypassed seat switch.I only see the other 2 switches in the circuit & they seem to test ok when applied.Wondered if there was something in the trans or shifter itself that could cause that result.
 

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I see 4 switches in the jdparts diagram:

#2-seat
#10-PTO
#19-brake
#24-ignition

#21 is a 15 amp fuse
 

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Given the symptoms, I would start with the seat switch.

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