20 hp 42 in. Deck Yard Tractor

The electronic switch to engage my PTO cutting dech does not work. Is there a safety that I am not aware of ?
Experienced gardeners share their insights in answering this question :
There is a safety switch under the seat try that

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Belt-the number one cause for your blades not to engage is that your belt is either stretched or loose causing it to slip or fall off completely. Belt could have snapped also. When you are trying to process too much grass/leaves they could pack up under your deck and push off your belt.
If the PTO clutch is not receiving power, the clutch solenoid is defective, or the clutch itself is worn out, the blades will not engage. Since a PTO clutch is not repairable, you will need to replace a broken or worn out clutch with a new one.
If the engine will not crank, you likely have a problem with… Discharged / defective battery or faulty electrical connections. To address these issues, check the battery and charging system for problems. Faulty parts: potentially the safety interlocks, starter motor switch (open circuit) or solenoid.
A low charge may not provide enough juice to engage the PTO. If you do hear the click, there is power going to it. There could be a problem with safety switches. On most newer model lawn mowers, the brake has to be disengaged or off for the blades to operate.
If you hear strange noises coming from your mower deck, it may be a sign that the spindle is damaged. A bad spindle can produce grinding, rattling, or squeaking sounds, which indicate that the bearings are worn out or the spindle is bent.
The possible causes of a lawn mower blade spinning but not cutting grass include a damaged or wrongly installed blade, a dull blade, or damaged lawnmower tires. Other possible reasons can be improper tire pressure, a clogged deck, or a broken mower belt.
1 Start motor engages but the engine doesn`t turn

The simplest cause of this sort of fault is a loose or corroded electrical connection. If there is a fault with the internal windings of the starter motor, bad brushes, or other electrical faults, the starter motor may lack the torque to crank the engine.

Loose, Dirty or Disconnected Spark Plug in Your Lawn Mower: Check it out, clean off debris, re-connect and tighten. Dirty Air Filter: Clean or replace. Fuel Not Reaching the Engine: Tap the side of the carburetor to help the flow of gas. If this doesn`t work, you might need a new fuel filter.
Aside from a deck adjustment gear, your mower may have a linkage that helps adjust the deck height. The linkage has a nut that you can tighten to raise the deck and loosen to lower the deck. If the metal linkage becomes damaged or seized, and you can`t make these adjustments, a new linkage is required.

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How can I get the belts on? – Craftsman 42 in. Deck 19.5hp Lawn Tractor
ANSWER : Lots of sweat and foul words sometimes even a lot of blood . Water Filters Lawn Garden Appliance Parts

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I have a craftsman 16 hp 42″ deck the clutch cable to engage the blades was missing were do I connect the cable to on the mowing deck?
ANSWER : On the top of idler pulley

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How do i set the gov. on a craftsman LT1000 riding mower the motor model is 917-271652 ?
ANSWER : If there is a governor, it is most likely part of the engine. You will need the engine model number to look that up.

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Need mower deck belt size – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
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Craftsman 917.270913 how long is deck belt
ANSWER : 1/2×95″

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I need to get spring to engage blades on a craftsman 42in mower back on
ANSWER : See page 24 of owners manual.

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Need diagram of deck belt installation – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : May I get the make and model # to get you the right belt diagram

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Craftsman riding mower lt-1000 leaks gas – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : Need to fix that. it may be a fire hazard.

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