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Old 05-18-2014, 06:24 PM
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PTO problems! Wright Stander

I'm pulling the button, but the blades ain't spinnin! It's odd too, because I had 6 to mow today and it was fine on the 1st 4. I got to the last 2 and nothin.

Ok, so the machine has 970 hours on it.

The blades turn freely by hand. No obstructions.

The fuses are fine.

The belts are fine.

No visible frayed or cut wires.

Clutch or the operator recognition safety thing (I forget the official name)?? Am I missing something here?

Also note....I'm by no means a mechanic or an electrician. That stuff makes my head spin.
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Pull the button step off the machine does it run or shut off?
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Old 05-18-2014, 06:36 PM
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Pull the button step off the machine does it run or shut off?
It shuts off. Thanks for the quick reply!
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It shuts off. Thanks for the quick reply!
Check if you have power at the clutch. There should be a connector at the rear non discharging side of the engine that drops down into the underneath to go to the clutch. The connector could be on top or below the frame there. If you have power there with the mower on and pto engaged you need a clutch. You can get an aftermarket from russo for cheap. Usually the wires pull out of the clutch very easily and from the sudden movement every time you engage it snaps the wire. You maybe able to repair it if that is where it's bad.
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Thanks for the help! It's either the clutch or the wiring to the clutch. Now I know where to look, at least.
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Could the PTO switch itself go bad somehow?
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Also, wouldn't the clutch give some sort of warning that it was going bad? Wouldn't it be running full out and then die down and then go back to full off and on for a while before it finally fried?

Could it just all of the sudden fry? Literally stop working from one stop to the next with no warning at all? That seems odd to me if that's the case.
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Also, wouldn't the clutch give some sort of warning that it was going bad? Wouldn't it be running full out and then die down and then go back to full off and on for a while before it finally fried?

Could it just all of the sudden fry? Literally stop working from one stop to the next with no warning at all? That seems odd to me if that's the case.
Yeah. Did you check power at the plug? That'll tell you
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Old 05-18-2014, 07:20 PM
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Not yet. I'm into a good movie right now. I will do soon and report back.

Thanks for the help, guys.
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