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My X300 PTO will not engage. Safety switch on PTO will not let motor turn over while engaged pre-start.

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SOURCE: john deere 2010 tractor. pto grinds and wont engage

The PTO usually has a clutch that has to be engaged so that you can select the PTO rotation setting. I had a problem like that on my tractor and all it needed was a little adjustment on the PTO clutch lever, so it could disengage the PTO gearbox properly.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Cub Cadet PTO will not engage

Do you have a volt meter or a 12 volt test light?..if you do you can see where you are losing your voltage at..but i would suspect the PTO switch is bad..i hope this has helped.....Keith

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Cub Cadet 1641 PTO problems

bad switch.

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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SOURCE: JD 6400 tractor, PTO light flashes when engaged

The most likely problem is the pto solenoid valve on the rear of the tractor.It could be the speed sensor but you won't know until you get the codes read by the dealer.I have had to replace the b.c.u. for this problem but it is not common.

Posted on Oct 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Engine dies when engaging PTO switch on a John

Check and adjust your RIO switch{reverse implement option}near the trans if so equipped.What happens when you press forward pedal then engage blades?Would also check the lower bearing on your pto clutch to see if its seized up.

Posted on Nov 14, 2009

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Why does my oto shut off when engaged and motor shuts off but motor will keep running if pto is turned off


You have a bad safety somewhere, heres a few places to check, your seat switch if thats bad it thinks theres no one on the the mower and it wont let you cut grass, reverse switch some mowers wont let you cut in reverse in case kids are around, brake switch which should be working since your able to turn on the mower, check your pto switch as well could be bad but my guess is the seat switch let us what you find

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Sounds like a problem with the governor. Start it up. Don't engage the blades. Drive to a hill. Idle all the way down. Try driving up the hill. The motor should pick up when it slows while pulling up the hill. If it doesn't, the governor isn't working right.

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Leplease explainon the safety switchs on mtd models660-679 work? I beleave my model is an intek twin. thank you


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The safety switch beneath the seat is only one part of the several interconnecting safety features of the modern riding mower. If the system works properly, you must be seated for the mower deck to operate. The tractor will continue running with the Power Take Off disengaged if the parking brake is set before the operator leaves the seat.The seat switch consists of two electrical contacts normally separated by an air gap. A spring creates an open space between the two contacts. Mounted between two plates, the switch's spring compresses under the weight of the person sitting in the operator seat and completes an electrical circuit. With the switch closed the tractor's ignition system can be switched on with the ignition key. If the operator stands, the spring forces the gap open and interrupts the electrical ignition circuit. The safety circuit allows the riding mower motor to continue running if the PTO is not engaged. When the parking brake is set a second switch in electrical parallel with the OPS closes. This bypasses the safety switch under the seat. If the operator stands, the parking brake switch still completes the ignition circuit.The mower blade turns only when the PTO engages. If the operator should leave the seat with the blade turning and under power, injuries could result. The mower blade would even continue spinning at full power if the machine overturned. To prevent this type of accident, engaging the PTO deactivates a connection in the original circuit and completes a second circuit in series with the OPS switch.

If the operator leaves the seat with the PTO engaged, the ignition interrupts and the machine stops. Until the PTO is off, no combination of settings will restart the mower.

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I had just started cutting grass with my John Deere L120 riding mower when the blades stopped turning. I thought the belt had broke or come off so I pulled into my garage to investigate. I turned the mower...


You have several safety switches on your unit. The engine should not start if the PTO safety interlock is engaged. Be sure PTO switch is off.
If the sarter Does Not Work Or Will Not Turn Engine Brake pedal is not depressed.
or the PTO is engaged.
Battery terminals are corroded. or Fusible Link in starting circuit is blown - (Not likely unless bad wires) Here is a link to your wiring diagram (maybe your model)

http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Pq1tOfiS
Notice how the starting circuit goes through the brake pedal (must be depressed) and the PTO switch (must be disengaged) and that the PTO only works with operator present. Print that page while link still works.

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I have a white outdoors riding mower....the mower shut off when i engage the pto...is the switch bad?.....can i by-pass it?....how do i test the switch????


Check the safety pressure switch under your seat. When you engage the PTO and get off the lawn mower, it will kill the engine. I had the same problem; drove me nuts. I thought it was the switch that is compressed when the PTO is engages. It wasn't. It was the safety under the seat. Bypassed and it worked fine. Ordered a new switch from a local repair shop. Good luck.

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