Sit-on-top lawn mower. Zero-turn radius mower, 50" mower deck, hydro transmission.

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mower deck will not engage when the PTO switch is turned on?

When the PTO switch is turned on the mower deck does not come on. I have replaced the PTO switch but it still does nothing. Could the electric clutch be bad?

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Chris, first try to adjust the clutch. I attached some images from the manual. check the wiring. If the wiring does not reveal any problem and a clutch adjustment does not resolve it, it may be time to replace the clutch. Also check mower deck will not lower Hope this helps, good luck.

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I replaced the clutch and it's working great. Thanks

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You are welcome :-)

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this is not an electric clutch, but a manual one

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@ken67 what clutch?

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I have same problem but when I turn pto it try's to engage I can hear and see somethings working upper side of clutch but nothing to the belt pully

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I see you have fixed your problem but FYI to anyone reading this, I had the same issue with the mower not engaging and found the normally open contact on the mower deck engage button was bad. it was around $30 bucks to replace the button. I Needed a continuity checker to test and find this issue.

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where was that button

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What keeps the top half of the clutch from spinning with the bottom pulley

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I had the same problem... I found one of the wires had rubbed of the plastic coating near the clutch and was grounding out. I put a shrink wrap tube on it and rerouted the wire from where it was rubbing. Haven't had a problem since.

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Chris will be eternally grateful.
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