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My pto engages on the highest level for my deck on my mtd lawn tractor. Highest my deck will go is 5. But when I put it to 4 ir even 3 the pto cuts out. But as soon as you return it to 5 it starts

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Sounds like the switch is failing .

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Owner's manual? no manual, try for both owner and Repair manual on manualslib.com
Wild guess, the angle of the PTO drive shaft related to the height of the deck is causing a problem. Perhaps it's binding and won't turn, or pops out because of the binding and load. Perhaps the drive shaft is not "locked" on for some reason, with pins or
another device. Perhaps the sliding portion needs lubrication.

Posted on Apr 06, 2015

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the electric clutch that operates the blades needs replaced

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SOURCE: loud screech noise from deck area

This can be due to a belt slipping or a bad spindle bearing.
And on the difficulty scale,10 being extremely difficult, The belt would be a 1 or 2 and the spindle about 6 or 7 (because the deck usually needs removed for this job)

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SOURCE: MTD Lawn Tractor: Constantly shredding deck belt...

I have the exact same model MTD tractor with same problem. It began when the bolt that extends through the idler arm assembly broke and subsequently damaged the pulley. Upon examination of the broken bolt, I found that the threaded end that extends below the deck is significantly smaller that the rest of the bolt. I got a larger bolt with the same size threads, bored out the hole through the deck and it made the whole idler assembly much stronger. the deck still has some vibration and some unusual belt harmonics, but it appears to be working. Compared to most other tractors of this size, this deck is very complicated.

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SOURCE: yard man mtd 20hp 46

go to the online web site for the yardman this will give you the guide on how to replace the belt.

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SOURCE: I have the DYT 4000 model. My tractor will start

SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE ONE OF YOUR OTHER SWICHES ARE BAD LIKE THE SEAT

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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