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My Cub Cadet RZT 22 (85 hours) keeps blowing a fuse. It seems that I can intitially mow for approximately 20 minutes and the fuse will blow (blade stops running). I replace the fuse and it quits within 5 minutes. I have started the mower without engaging the PTO and let it run for over an hour and it's fine, so the short has something to do with the PTO. I have traced the wires, cleaned the contacts and everything looks fine. Initially, I found a bare wire very close to the plug is in the PTO clutch. Checked it and taped it up....still blowing. I'm hoping it's not the clutch itself. Expensive! Any suggestions?

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SOURCE: Cub Cadet 1641 PTO problems

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Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Blown fuses when mowing

you have a wire that is shorting out somewhere, i would trace the wires from the clutch all the way back to the fuse including the relay and pto switch. You will more than likely find your problem in the control circuit between the fuse, pto switch and relay since this is what is fuse protected.

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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SOURCE: The mower deck on our Cub Cadet RZT 50 mower stopped working

You can check the clutch by taking a wire from the ground and a wire from the positive side of the battery and energizing the clutch directly with the belt off to see if thats it. It could simply be a wire loose in the connection on the clutch....their soldered on.

Posted on May 31, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Cub Cadet RZT 50 mower. The left drive

First, check the level of the hydraulic fluid (usually the dipstick is right inside the fill cap, and you just raise the seat to access it). If it's low, fill 'er up with the right fluid.

If that's OK, test if the lack of 'pull' affects the left wheel in both forward and reverse -- try going up a hill forward, and backing up it in reverse. If it affects both directions, maybe you will be lucky -- the problem could be that the bypass for the left hydraulic motor has opened somehow. (The bypass is used to let you push the mower by hand in case of an engine failure, etc.) So look for a fat-headed bolt sticking out of the left hydraulic motor. Check that it's tight -- rotate it just like you would tighten a bolt, clockwise. If it wasn't tight, that may be the problem; just tighten it and try the mower.

If this doesn't resolve it, you probably have a problem in the hydraulic valves, hoses, or motor, and a trip to the dealer is needed. Probably won't be cheap, sorry my friend. Good luck, and please rate if this was helpful, thanks!

Posted on Jun 04, 2010

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SOURCE: Cub Cadet 1861 amp light comes on when the PTO is

Sounds like you have a short circuit, either in the PTO clutch, or in the wiring that goes to it. Inspect the wiring for any obvious spots where insulation has rubbed off or burned. Also look at the wiring at the back of the PTO engagement switch for these signs. Before buying an expensive PTO clutch, unplug its connector. Drive around with the PTO switch on (even though the PTO won't activate and the blades won't be engaged). If the fuse doesn't blow, the problem must be within the PTO clutch. If the fuse still blows, it must be in the PTO switch or the wiring from there to the clutch. Use an ohmmeter to trace and find the short. Good luck!

Posted on Jul 09, 2010

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