Pto, brakes, steering, and three point quit working. I was raising the three point hitch and the blade was frozen down and it started raising the front of the tractor and then the blade broke loose and then it all quit working.
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Sounds like someone has been working on the wiring, probably trying to bypass the reverse cut out switches . If you follow your steer control lever down under the plastic console covers there will be a switch, one on each steer lever by where it hinges. I don't think the switch is bad because it would not work at all if it was.It is like a door bell switch, when you pull back on the steer control lever it pushes it in and disconects the circuit to the PTO switch and the blades quit until you push them forwards and lets the curent through again. Also check the push pull PTO switch .Every safety switch on the tractor will meet at that switch and plug into it, . That model cub RZT50 has to have the worst switches ever made, but they are available and cheap on ebay. Plunger Switch 430362 430 362 for Cub Cadet Troy Bilt MTD 700 Series 725...PTO Switch MTD Cub Cadet Mowers GT RZT LT Force Mowers 925 04175
ck your hydraulic oil tank level ? if ok ck that your three point hitch moves up/down ? this model uses the tractors hydraulics to steer , testing these things first helps to identify a bad steering valve
be sure you have the correct belt for that mower?
Even though your deck is raised to disengage the
belt it may need to go up a small amount more,try pulling back on the deck raise handle to see if that helps,and find a way to keep it at that higher point if that worked or run the new belt for awhile and see if that makes a difference.
Check the belt guards to see if they are close to the belt as possible while engaged,but not hitting the belt
and when disengaged guards should be hitting the belt somewhat to help keep it from turning.
and yes be sure you have good belt brake pads and know they have good tension and hitting in the proper place
The three point hitch raises with hydraulic pressure. When the hitch will not raise the first thing to check is the hydraulic fluid level. If it is low add hydraulic fluid to the proper level as stated in the owner manual.