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I was mowing and the engine stopped like you turned the key off. Now it will not start. It blows the fuse when the key is turned on.

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Hello Donald

My name is George. I am a repair technician at a local shop here in N.C. The simplest answer to your problem is that you have a short in the wiring. The hardest part is finding it. It is common for us in the shop to find loose connections and wires that are cut or pinched. I hope this will help you get started.


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you have a wire that is shorting out somewhere, i would trace the wires from the clutch all the way back to the fuse including the relay and pto switch. You will more than likely find your problem in the control circuit between the fuse, pto switch and relay since this is what is fuse protected.

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Sounds like you have a short circuit, either in the PTO clutch, or in the wiring that goes to it. Inspect the wiring for any obvious spots where insulation has rubbed off or burned. Also look at the wiring at the back of the PTO engagement switch for these signs. Before buying an expensive PTO clutch, unplug its connector. Drive around with the PTO switch on (even though the PTO won't activate and the blades won't be engaged). If the fuse doesn't blow, the problem must be within the PTO clutch. If the fuse still blows, it must be in the PTO switch or the wiring from there to the clutch. Use an ohmmeter to trace and find the short. Good luck!

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