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Took pto clutch off and it clicks when it is upside down but does not click when it is right side up (the way you would put it back on) any ideas?
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Sounds like you have a low voltage problem due to bad connection, etc.

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grinding. The common cause of grinding noise can be traced to operator abuse when engaging the PTO. To properly engage for a mechanically shifted PTO, the operator should depress the clutch and then wait for the transmission gears to come to a stop before engaging the PTO.

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John deere 240 brand new electric clutch. went I throw the swtich it clicks but doesn’t engage….
ANSWER : Adjust the clearance between the plates,9/16 wrench and turn the three nuts on the clutch one at a time about 1/4 turn each,retry the clutch,repeat until it works normally.

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

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I replaced an electric PTO Clutch, easy swap. Now the blades won’t engage or it won’t start at the switch. I can start it at the solenoid. Can anyone help? Thanks
ANSWER : Have you checked your ground wire? it’s simple switch power one side ground the other ck both side, also you might hv a bad switch if the wires ck out good luck

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When I engage the PTO, the blades don’t egage.
ANSWER : The first thing we need to to do is verify that there is adequate /(power 12 vdc) going to the electric clutch, you can do this by unplugging the clutch and check both wires 1 should have 12 volts and the other wire shoud read infinity to ground if this checks out replace the clutch, if you dont have 12vdc to the wire replace the relay

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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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When you replace the pto clutch (717-04080), does it have a tight fit with a bracket or does it have a little play.
ANSWER : There shouldn’t be any play in it. This should fit snug unless you have rubber bushings on the bracket mount to help compensate the torque of the belt engaging.

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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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How do i get the upper pulley above the pto clutch
ANSWER : Remove the pto unit and then remove the above pulley easely, spray some nut buster on the pulley and it will come off

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