Why does my engine die when the blade is engaged

my motor dies when I engage the blage

Update (09/01/2017)

Yeah, they spin.

I replaced the safety switch on blade engage assembly, and put a new blade drive belt on.

No change, I also checked the wires on seat switch, they were still connected. I had already ordered a replacement switch so, I decided to bypass the switch, same problem.

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My Troy bilt had the same issue. Would die when engaging the blades. Turned out to be a spring type apparatus located near the shifter. You know when you put it in reverse the engine would stall out ? That's where the spring type thing is located. Once I pushed it around the blades would engage. Check this issue. It may be as simple as this.

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With the engine off. try to spin the blade to see if it is free.

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Why does my engine die when the blade is engaged?

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Yeah, they spin.

I replaced the safety switch on blade engage assembly, and put a new blade drive belt on.

No change, I also checked the wires on seat switch, they were still connected. I had already ordered a replacement switch so, I decided to bypass the switch, same problem.

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