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Toro ignition switch

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by lawnguy001, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. lawnguy001

    lawnguy001 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 77

    Does this have anything to do w/ pto blade engagement ? Toro 453 w/23 hp kaw. Will only start blades after playing with the switch. I've already c
    hanged out the PTO switch. Any ideas?
  2. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,100

    YES, it does. It prevents you from starting the engine with the PTO engaged. It does this for two reasons. Reason 1 is for safty. Reason 2 is the extra load of the PTO will oveload the starter and burn it up. You need a new PTO switch is sounds like.

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