Super Z Mower Deck Won't Engage

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  1. sbailey183

    sbailey183 LawnSite Member
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    I bought a used Super Z last week with 12 hours on it. I used it without any problems for about 4 hours when the mower deck would no longer engage. The cutout switch in the seat still works. I pulled the panel to check the switch and it's still plugged in. None of the fuses are blown. Any ideas on what could cause this?
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    What year is it?
    Check the wires at the clutch.
    Also check the relays under the dash.
    I received your e-mail Friday am and responded to it.

    Pj
     
  3. Palmer'sLS

    Palmer'sLS LawnSite Senior Member
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    mine did this...turned out all i needed to do was tighten the belt-tensioner:hammerhead:
     
  4. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    I mentioned the belt in the e-mail also, check the tension as mentioned above.
     
  5. sbailey183

    sbailey183 LawnSite Member
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    Re: tightening the belt tensioner, I'm assuming that this would mean the deck was engaging but the belt is slipping and that I would hear that. I'm not hearing anything so I don't think this is the case.

    I'll check the relays again and the wires at the clutch when I get home from work tonight.

    It may also be the switch itself as it doesn't feel like there's much resistance when I pull up on the knob. Is there any way to check that?

    Thanks guys.
     
  6. rock creek

    rock creek LawnSite Member
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    sbailey183:

    This happened to me twice. Both times the electrical wires connected to the PTO motor (the motor driving the blade belt) were damaged and one of the times the PTO motor had to be replaced.

    Rock Creek
     
  7. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    You can check it with a voltmeter / continuity tester.
     

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