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Not trying to beat a dead horse here, but just wanted to know if all those folks that has those little running problems with their LT2000 got them straight? Hope so. Haven't heard or seen anything lately.
 

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Are your guys still out there that had LT2000 problems?? I'm still experiencing shutoff problems as early as yesterday, and I'm firmly convinced it has to do with either the seat switch and/or one of the safety shutoff switches.

In other words, either one of the switches is bad or the wiring ... and it seems to me that it can't be the same problem with multiple LT2000's across the country unless there is a similar assembly problem, as small as it might be.
 

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BTW, this machine will crank up and run just fine in the shed, but just as soon as I try to back it out, put it in reverse AND take my foot off the clutch/brake pedal it starts to die. Then after jackin' with it a few minutes it runs fine and goes along it's merry way. Something definately rotten in Denmark with this *** machine! It might be.....evil !!! Anyway, any ideas??

I've finally got the tech guy coming out Monday to try to dazzle me with his BS again. If you guys want a tech at home, don't call Sears on Sat or Sun. They have some kind of tech specialist that intercepts all home tech tractor requests and tells you what to do as a workaround or to help solve the problem or maybe to help the home tech in the process of elimination if one ever shows up, I guess. Who knows??
 

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Just want to post this for the few guys out there that have had this same problem and then I'll let the thread die. If you still have the problem have that seat switch changed out. That seemed to be all my problems.

Thanks for the responses, or the lack of them. ;-) The tech came yesterday and wasn't sure what the problem was either, but he changed out the seat switch ... said it looked wet and dirty. Have no idea why or how because it's kept inside and I've never washed it, just wiped it down.

I backed it out of the shed okay. So then I began to mow the front and back yards, and for the first time since I've had it it didn't try to shut down on me while mowing. Maybe we're on to something here. Let's hope that's it for a while.
 

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I have a lts2000 and have only had the shut off issue a couple of times when I first got it. Keep posting if you have info, people are reading your posts. It seems the guys and gals around here don't get real excited about new mowers.

My lts2000 drips a little oil from the top of the motor above the carb. Does yours?? I hope not, mine will hopefully get repaired under warranty.
 

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Nope, I haven't seen any oil issues yet. I just got it last July, mowed with it a couple of months and put it up, then got out my other mower for leave duty, and got out the LT2k this past spring.

AYP is supposed to make a fairly decent rider, if mine is an AYP (I think so), so it should hold up with good maintenance. Really didn't want or need a top of the line, just a good mower.
 

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Nope, I haven't seen any oil issues yet. I just got it last July, mowed with it a couple of months and put it up, then got out my other mower for leave duty, and got out the LT2k this past spring.

AYP is supposed to make a fairly decent rider, if mine is an AYP (I think so), so it should hold up with good maintenance. Really didn't want or need a top of the line, just a good mower.
Does it cut out if you go over a bump? You might have a loose wire some where in a conector. Sometimes it can vibrate just enough to cut the engine. I would dry putting a heavy wheght on the seat and start the tracor and let it run a few minuets. Then take the weight off and see if it cuts off. Then with the weight on the seat I would wiggle all the wires and conections to see if you have a loose wire or conection. You might have a gas filter plugged or you could have an electrical part that heats up and cuts out. It should not be a big problem to fix.
If it cuts out going over a bump eat an extra pork chop every day. LOL:sidelaugh
 

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I've had my LTS2000 about a month and it just started cutting out and dying last week, so add my name to the list of LT2000 owners with this problem.

Model# 298101

The problem is still too intermittent for me to attempt to diagnose, but if it gets worse I'll look at the seat sensor first. The problem appears to me to be more electronic related than gas related.

Great forum -- great info!
 
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