Question about Craftsman Garden
Clutch for engaging the blades will not activate when pulling out the PTO switch
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
A switch should only be about $25. Before you spring for a new PTO assembly, take your switch out and take it to a shop and have it tested. I may just be a bad switch. Don't bother taking it to Sears though. Take it to a shop that works on Husqvarna and/or Poulan Pro. (Both basically same as Craftsman). DO take the model number from under the seat with you.
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
Using a test light or volt meter, check to see if you are getting a full 12 volts at the connector where the PTO plugs in. If no voltage present, locate the fuse for the PTO and check it, also check the PTO switch to see if it is working. You can turn on the ignition switch to the run position, don't start the engine, and turn the PTO switch on and off several times listening for a clicking sound. If you hear it clicking, have someone sit in the seat and start up the engine, while it is running, observe the PTO clutch and see if it spins when turned on and if the belt turns with it. If none of this works, post a follow up and include your Craftsman Model number. I will look it up and see if I can find anything else we might be missing
Posted on Sep 21, 2009
This is just a suggestion. Try pulling the choke out about one third to one half and then engage the PTO. Sometimes the air idle adjust screw port gets a tiny speck of debris in it. If with the choke partially out and the PTO engages the just grab a screwdriver and turn the air idle mixture screw counter clockwise a hair.
Posted on Apr 30, 2010
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Idler pulley and PTO pulley heights cannot be adjusted. The two pulleys look slightly off level, that is normal. If the belts have rolled out, then they must be replaced. If a belt rolls out even once, then replacement is needed. That is likely the problem.
Replace the belt with an original one. OEM replacements may give more problems. Use the contact on the user manual to get parts.
To replace belt and put the belt in tension, see instructions from page 83 of this user manual.
Posted on May 30, 2011
SOURCE: why won't my pto engage?
They are normally electro magnetic clutches, the click is the cluch engaging so i would guess it is working, arev you sure the belt is not broken or lose?
Posted on Feb 13, 2012
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