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john deere 48 walkbehind pto want engage

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by rjones, Jun 19, 2004.

  1. rjones

    rjones LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    John Deere 48 walk-behind, PTO want engage, replaced PTO switch and fuse,no luck. What else can I try?
  2. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,098

    There is at least one person a week on this site with electric PTO problems. It would be quicker for yo to do a search on this site for PTO or PTO clutch or electric clutch. I did and came back with over a 100 hits. You could have a blown fuse, a bad safety switch or a bad clutch or mis-adjusted clutch. Do you have power at the clutch? Unplug the clutch and hook it to a 12 volt battery and see if it works. I work in a small engine shop and 9 time out of 10 it is a bad safety switch or lose wire. Good luck
  3. rjones

    rjones LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I checked the fuse and it looked ok, I replaced it anyway. I also checked the clutch linkage and it appears to be ok. The wiring seems to be intact with no loose wires. I replaced the PTO switch and still no luck. Any more suggestions?
  4. NCStripeKing

    NCStripeKing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Put 12 volts on the clutch, like fixer67 said. See what happens.

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