Mower stall out everytime when I engage clutch or brake to move

Craftsman Model # 917.258914 riding Lawn tractor. Starts up every time but will stall out every time when I release brake to move or engage clutch?

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Yes, I found two ways to make it move drive both forwards and backwards. After starting the mower I pulled out the safety relay plug out and it would move. Safety relay was located on the brake and clutch pedal.

The issue with the PTO switch engaged still stalls out the engine. I found a relay under and behind my battery which I unplug and I could move and drive my riding mower again. Where as the safety relay on brake/clutch I had to start mower then remove plug-in and it would move forward and backwards as normal. But, I would pull up on PTO button and engine will still stall out. I replaced the electric clutch about two months ago and it should still be ok. Yet, I replaced it with the old one still same issues... So I have put the newer one back on?

So I know I have to buy and replace the relay. But still not able to cut my grass... Anyone one know where and what I need to try next?

Thanks, Doug


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Is there a safety switch? If so you may need to rewire around it to allow the mower to keep running or it could be you need to give it more gas to keep it moving

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Jimfixer... Thank you for your answer. Now just need to fix the issue with the PTO issue. Thanks Doug


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