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Installed new pto clutch on JD lx277 pull pto switch out and you have nothing but when you get off the seat with switch engaged it will die. Is it my switch??

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Check and adjust your RIO switch{reverse implement option}near the trans if so equipped.What happens when you press forward pedal then engage blades?Would also check the lower bearing on your pto clutch to see if its seized up.

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