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    Default john deere 455 lawn tractor wont start

    bogged down and died while i was mowing now it wont start back up. it just turns over and ever so often it puffs black smoke.

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    Default Re: john deere 455 lawn tractor wont start

    Check the fuel filter first.
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    Default Re: john deere 455 lawn tractor wont start

    Quote Originally Posted by KennedyDiesel View Post
    Check the fuel filter first.
    I replaced it sir and bled the system and still nothing.. Is there a pto safety switch or anything like that?

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    Default Re: john deere 455 lawn tractor wont start

    Key on do you hear the loud click of the fuel solenoid and the whir of the little electric pump?
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    Default Re: john deere 455 lawn tractor wont start

    Quote Originally Posted by KennedyDiesel View Post
    Key on do you hear the loud click of the fuel solenoid and the whir of the little electric pump?
    Yes sir I hear both. And i put fresh diesel tank just to make sure.

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    Default Re: john deere 455 lawn tractor wont start

    The reason it bogged down and died is because I ran over a cable an it got wrapped around the blades and died.

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    Default Re: john deere 455 lawn tractor wont start

    Quote Originally Posted by jgreen1997 View Post
    The reason it bogged down and died is because I ran over a cable an it got wrapped around the blades and died.
    So you may have deck/spindle problems, but now the engine will not start back? Humm...
    Hopefully you disengaged all the PTO stuff. Seat, brake, reverse switch, or whatever is required to start it.

    Have you checked all the fuses?

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    Default Re: john deere 455 lawn tractor wont start

    Quote Originally Posted by jgreen1997 View Post
    The reason it bogged down and died is because I ran over a cable an it got wrapped around the blades and died.
    How did you finally solve this problem? I have kind of the same thing (ran over a t-shirt). I've pulled the deck but it barely turns over.

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