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My mower quit mowing i pull switch and my blades do not engage

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Sound like your electric pto clutch has a problem check to make sure it is getting power first remember you will have to sit on the seat with the tractor off and the key on to test

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Pull switch that engages blades doesn't do anything..


the switch or the relay is probably bad. maybe the clutch itself is bad. need to test to see what is bad. check the wires going to the connections and the fuse to be sure they are connected good.

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To engage the blades is it a knob to an electric switch that you pull?
If so does the wire from the switch activate a electric clutch?
Is the wire damaged and shorted to the frame, is the clutch shorted. If you provide the brand name and model number I might be able to find a schematic for your mower.

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sounds as though you are on the right track
but be sure to check the wiring directly from the electric clutch on the front of the motor back to the switch
a wire could be pinched in the frame and shorting out intermittingly
look around and find those wires and move them around and look for chaffing and tightness
and what you could also do is to unhook the clutch at the connection to it at the front of the motor and engage switch and ride around and see if fuse blows and if not you may have an electric clutch issue

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