Skag SW48-14KA walk behind stumbles when I engage the deck.

BeejKy

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I just acquired a Skag SW48-14KA walk behind. We will say to resurrect from a neighbor’s rear shed. After replacing the pull start assembly and getting it started when I flip the switch to turn the mower deck on it starts to spin and the motor starts to die. If I flip the deck switch off the engine starts running again.
I do not hear anything weird when the deck starts trying to spin.
Engine is a Kawasaki FC420V and appears to run well. Good compression started easily especially after sitting for a couple of years.
Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
 

bertsmobile1

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The carb is not clean.
When you flip the blades on the throttle opens wide to cope with the extra load and it can not get enough fuel
 
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