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GTH2548 drive spring broke and I replaced it. Tractor would not start. Replaced battery, start switch, seat switch and PTO switch. Tractor will now start and runs well. However, when PTO switch is engaged tractor stops and 30amp fuse in line breaks. All is good until PTO is engaged. Stumped here?? Could belt have hit something when spring failed?

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Yes when the belt broke it grabe the wires that goto the cluch frome the pto switch and thay have bar spots on them and are grounding out i just done one that was doing the sam thing all you have to do is fix the wires and that should fix ya up thanks for your time mickey

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