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Electric PTO won't re-engage after running OK for a while

Simplicity Regent 17HP Hydro. Seems to work after cooling down. Also I can lift up momentarily on the seat causing the engine to start to stall and when I sit back down, the engine and the PTO start running.

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  • fixya_20_mar Sep 15, 2009

    I fixed the problem by adjusting the gap between the clutch plates on the PTO. Old gap was .037". I adjusted the gap to .012" by tightening the 3 adjusting nuts. Very simple.


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Might be rust between the plates or you need to adjust the springs tenson there are 3 bolts on it

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Testimonial: "Adjusting the gap worked. Old gap was .037". I adjusted it to .012"."

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