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I checked power to seleniod on left side of trany. turns on and off ok with switch. pto shaft locks in mechanicly with lever at back of unit. pto shaft is not turning when engaged.

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If the PTO clutch is not getting power, if the clutch solenoid is defective, or if the clutch is worn out, the lawn mower blades will not engage. The PTO clutch is not repairable—if the clutch is defective, you must replace it.
Powershift PTO engagement problems could be from blocked hoses or fittings, bad connections or ground or the solenoid. Mechanical PTO engagement problems could originate from low air pressure, improper cable installation or back lash too tight.
A PTO draws its power from the vehicle`s engine, but it cannot start transferring that power until it has been engaged. PTOs can be engaged through air pressure, hydraulic pressure, or a cable, explains Luke Hart, customer/employee technical training instructor for Muncie Power Products, a manufacturer of PTOs.
Pump trouble is usually characterized by increased noise, increased heat, erratic operation of cylinders, difficulty or inability to develop full output, decreased speed of cylinders or hydraulic motors, or failure of the system to work at all.
For power shift operation, when a power shift PTO is engaged, a solenoid is energized. Air or hydraulic fluid then compresses a clutch pack in the PTO. This locks the PTO output gear to the output shaft and allows work to be done. When the power shift PTO is disengaged, the solenoid de-energizes.
This operation is crucial to the overall functioning of riding mowers, and thus PTO clutch repair may need to be immediately performed on riding mower models that have a failed clutch. Fortunately, you can fix your clutch irrespective of your experience with PTO clutch installation.
The power take-off shaft on a tractor transmits power from the tractor`s engine to PTO-driven machines or implements. The machine`s drive shaft is connected to the tractor`s PTO stub shaft and transfers energy from the tractor to the machinery.
A clutch that won`t engage at all means there is serious damage somewhere. Check for a bent linkage, a seized slave cylinder, or a seized throw-out bearing. Beyond those, check for binding in the linkage, a corroded cable, or a failed friction plate.
PTO clutches generally overheat because of improper lubrication/greasing (both too much and too little can cause problems), excessive sideload, or a new installation. Operators are advised to reduce sideload and inspect grease levels first.

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Blades wont operate when engaged – Craftsman 20 Hp 42" Deck Lawn Tractor
ANSWER : Check the PTO switch it may have worn out

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I have a Craftsman FS5500 48″ lawn mower. The PTO makes a noise (squeak) for a second when I pull up on the red blade engage knob. The blades do not engage. PTO does not turn. When I push the red button down to disengage there is a brief squeak from the PTO.

It worked well the past month then a little problem 2 weeks ago. It seemed to disengage after mowing a while. Then after sitting for 15 minutes the blades would engage. I used it earlier this week and the PTO won’t turn at all.

Just purchased from the last and original owner a month ago. He said the oil would need to be changed this summer. Could that be part of the problem? Engine runs great!

Also, I need an owners manual, not able to find from the previous owner.

Thanks

ANSWER : Hi,The problem is probably in the button that you pull and push to engaged and disengage the PTO… If you wiggle the button or try to pull it slowly, you may find a spot where it will work. But the button has gone bad and will need to be replaced.If you are comfortable with wiring, you could jumper the wires and getting it working, but it would be a very temporary and possibly dangerous fix…

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Pto on cubcadet lt 1042 wont engage, i tested the clutch and it engages , tried a new relay but still nothing, help!!!!
ANSWER : See if there is a fuse for the clutch near the sw

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Cub cadet lt 1050 electric pto want engage??????????
ANSWER : Make shure pig tail is hooked right

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36 in scag walk bhind mower
ANSWER : Sounds like there is a short somewhere along the path where both are connected, have you tried to see if this is possible? also check the switch, to make sure its not old and worn, you may need to replace that switch

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On a cub cadet LT 1042, what does it mean when the blades engage on their own and won’t disengage and the motor makes a high squeeling sound
ANSWER : Sounds like the PTO clutch is bad either binding up or coming apart or binding up.

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Pto will not engage, clutch ok, replace pto switch, belt on correctly, fuse good,hat else can I check
ANSWER : Http://www.milfordpower.com/v/vspfiles/assets/images/Garden_Tractor_Clutch_Troubleshooting_and_Installation_Guide.pdf

http://www.milfordpower.com/v/vspfiles/assets/images/Garden_Tractor_Clutch_Troubleshooting_and_Installation_Guide.pdf

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Blades will not engage, belt not broke but is very old, do I need new one?
ANSWER : Check if the belt is loose. With the engine off, try to pull the mower deck belt around by hand. If you can pull it easily, and the blades don’t turn, then replace the belt. If it’s hard to pull, and you can see the blades try to turn as you pull it, then your problem probably isn’t the belt, but the PTO clutch or mower engage switch.

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