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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.
To engage the blades, be sure that your throttle or choke is in the rabbit position. Then, push the PTO or blade engage lever forward into the on position.
The PTO (or power take-off) belt is part of a pulley system that operates the blades on your riding lawn mower. It runs off the electric clutch system in your engine.
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 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.
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PTO will not engage on my 0 turn Cub Cadet RZT 50. What should I check and how do I check it?
See if the switch is getting power to it and if it is see if the clutch is getting power. it needs 12 volts in order to engage.
Fuse location where is the fuse???
BEHIND THE DASH NEAR SWITCH
Where is the fuse – Cub Cadet LTX 1042 KW 42" 18HP Kawasaki Lawn Tractor – 13WG93AS010
Behind the dash panel at top of dash there is only one fuse
Cub Cadet zero turn. Cannot get the blades to turn when PTO switch is pulled. Belts are fine and attached. Please help.
I had the same problem. there was a short in the relay just before the wire gets to to back pulley assembly.
I have a cub cadet 2165 I just put in a new battery and it is slow turning over any ideas?
If battery is good and everything is hooked up right. Most likely could be the pto clutch bearing. Not the bearing on the pulley but on the clutch inside. Had the same problem, took the spark plugs out got it free. Turned over easy with plugs out, Started right up after and then burned up my bearing. Don’t burn up bearing. If do field assy. For that is 200$ if you can get away with just that. Otherwise 350-400$ for full assy.
Where are the fuses on a LT1045 – Cub Cadet Street Sign- tractor lawn riding mower parts
Theuy are behind the dash
PTO WONT COME ON – Cub Cadet Street Sign- tractor lawn riding mower parts
Cub cad rzt 50 o turn, pto will not come up deck,…..replaced both pto button ,safety switch that were bad, does the keys switch send power to the pto button , if so how can u check for for bad key switch thanks
Cub cadet lt 1050 electric pto want engage??????????
Make shure pig tail is hooked right