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Pto stopped working on areins tractor.

Have power on one wire to pto at all times and when switch is engaged have power to both wires. Is that correct or is the switch bad?

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  • george boren Oct 26, 2012

    no you should only get power to switch when key is turned to run position.clarify exactly your steps then well be on the same page and i will guild you thru

  • Stan Gertner Oct 26, 2012

    With the two wires discounted from the pto and engine running I use a 12 volt test light to test the wires. With toggle switcg off I have power to one line. When I put the toggle swicth to on I have power to both wires.

  • Stan Gertner Oct 27, 2012

    I hooked the wire that the switch controlled to the pto and then ran a new wire to ground. Pto worked. It is a bad switch as only one wire should be hot.

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It sounds like your switch is working. Other issues might be a belt that jumped it's track and isn't tight when the tensioner tightens up, or a belt that has stretched beyond working limits, or a bad PTO clutch. You could also have a bad spot in the wire that heads to the pto clutch.

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SOURCE: john deere 2010 tractor. pto grinds and wont engage

The PTO usually has a clutch that has to be engaged so that you can select the PTO rotation setting. I had a problem like that on my tractor and all it needed was a little adjustment on the PTO clutch lever, so it could disengage the PTO gearbox properly.

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SOURCE: Cub Cadet PTO will not engage

Do you have a volt meter or a 12 volt test light?..if you do you can see where you are losing your voltage at..but i would suspect the PTO switch is bad..i hope this has helped.....Keith

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SOURCE: JD 6400 tractor, PTO light flashes when engaged

The most likely problem is the pto solenoid valve on the rear of the tractor.It could be the speed sensor but you won't know until you get the codes read by the dealer.I have had to replace the b.c.u. for this problem but it is not common.

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SOURCE: engine cutting off after engaging the pto (mower deck) JD 317

its likely to be a switch playing you up try hard wireing the switch to see if it stops this cutting out first, do one switch at a time till you fine the one playing up

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