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Does my pto mower engage/disengage clutch need replaced or adjusted?

Everything works as advertised until I shut the mower down, then the clutch assembly spins and rips the wire ends off the clutch. I replaced the wire connector with spade wire ends and tried again. The mower starts up just fine and then I pushed the button to disengage the mower and it did it again the clutch spun and ripped the new spaid wire ends completely off. I had already mowed for around an hour and had the blades on and off several times. It was acting as it is supposed to all day then for no reason it just did it! Meaning it wasn't acting funny at all when I used it the other times.

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So the pto was spinning around WITH the crankshaft? if so then you have a broke pto bracket it keeps the pto still while the bottom spins the deck belt - look under the mower if you can turn the pto more then a half inch then you have a missing bracket or its hitting sometimes and acting like its not there half the time

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SOURCE: pto clutch keeps shutting off

If you have not replaced the pto switch do so. If you have check wiring from switch to the pto coil. Many times the wiring at the pto coil is rubbed by the belt until it wears the wire into. You can also try energizing the coil to the pto directly from battery (With engine off of course) If it energizes and stays energized it is probably not the coil.

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SOURCE: Dies when clutch disengaged

It sounds like the seat switch is disconnected or failed. Check it out. If it thinks there is no **** on the seat it will cause your symptoms.

Posted on May 26, 2009

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SOURCE: turn off mower blades the electric clutch spins and the two green

There should be a metal "anchor" that bolts to the chassis or engine. It has a rod that sticks downward, fitting into a notch in the clutch to keep it from turning. It must be missing or broken, or maybe the clutch is the wrong model, and that's why the clutch itself spins and rips out the wires. Good luck! Please rate if you found this helpful, thanks!

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SOURCE: PTO loads engine down and almost quits running!

pto is going bad

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SOURCE: pto, electric clutch

check the wires they rub on sharp edges

Posted on Mar 24, 2012

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