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Old 10-29-2013, 07:35 PM
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Snapper Pro PTO not working

Ok, so I bought this mower off ebay last year, had a blown engine so I replaced the 18 HP vanguard with a low hour one I had laying around as a back up. Stripped the whole mower down, cleaned and repainted it. Beginning of the season went to go cut my property and started smoking out of the clutch, go to realize, I over torqued it and burnt it up. My stupid mistake.

So I order a new clutch, the mower was a back up so I was in no rush to install the new clutch. Have had free time at nights lately so I have been tinkering around with it, installed the clutch to the correct torque and all the wires the exact way it was.

Heres the problem, won't engage. I have everything exactly hooked up the way it was before and how it should be. I have other mowers the same exact model and brand and everything is identical. I just cannot figure out for the life of me while a brand new clutch is not engaging/working?

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Old 10-29-2013, 09:20 PM
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Possibly a bad pto switch?
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:29 PM
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Snapper Pro PTO not working

Make sure when you burned up your PTO, it didn't blow a fuse or melt wiring heading towards your switch. Mine melted all the wire connections in between the two. (JD 757)
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:39 PM
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Fuse, switch and wire connections all good. I even took a switch from another mother to try and didn't work. Could it possibly be the voltage regulator?
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:27 PM
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I now its a new clutch but have you tried to apply a direct 12 volts to the clutch to see if it clamps shut? New doesn't always mean it works If thats not the problem let me know what the model and serial number of the unit is. I will look at a wire digram to give you some test points.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:04 PM
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I now its a new clutch but have you tried to apply a direct 12 volts to the clutch to see if it clamps shut? New doesn't always mean it works If thats not the problem let me know what the model and serial number of the unit is. I will look at a wire digram to give you some test points.

Ok I was wondering could I just hook it up to a battery and try it. I will try that tonight and let you know.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:22 PM
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Yes a direct 12 volts from a batter will clamp it shut. Don't worry about positive and negative being correct. If you hook it up wrong it won't hurt anything.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:42 PM
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Yes a direct 12 volts from a batter will clamp it shut. Don't worry about positive and negative being correct. If you hook it up wrong it won't hurt anything.
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Ok just tested it and it works, clamped instantly.

It's a Warner 521513
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:42 PM
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[QUOTE=Deererunner;4893360]Ok just tested it and it works, clamped instantly.

It's a Warner 521513
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Ok private message me your number and let me know a good time to call you so we can test the electrical system while on the phone
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