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Locating the fuse. Blades won't engage

Blades won't engage so thought it might be a fuse. Where are they located ?

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Kathy Kincade, the few fuses your mower most likely has are inline fuses. It sounds more like a mechanical issues than an electrical one. most mowers use belt drives and mechanical clutches to engage the blades. Check your belts and your pulleys to make sure those are properly placed. Also, we might find more information if you let us know what model your mower is.


It's a GT 5000 craftsman 25 Kohler V Twin Pro. Checked belts and all are ok.


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The GT5000 is a hydrostatic drive with electric PTO. Now the fuse makes sense :-)the fuse will most likely be a green or blue fuse. The holder will be under the dash area, sometimes the fuse holder will just hang on the harness under the dash area but sometimes it is clipped onto the battery tray or the side of the dash area. in almost all cases though, it will be on the right hand side of the tractor.

I would place some weight on the seat 9i.e. sandbag etc), and nothing attached to your PTO, turn the switch on, then measure voltage to the PTO. If you have no power then check for a bad fuse, faulty wiring (especially the wires going to the clutch), faulty seat switch, etc. Also make sure that all the wires are properly connected. I attached the schematic for your mower so you can do some more testing if needed.

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Where did I find fuse

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