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Curtis B.
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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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The clutch PTO will not engage. It started a while

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The clutch for the PTO will not engage. It started a while back and I had to cycle the switch several times before it would start. now that does not work. Are there points or a relay that can be checked?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Model number? do you have voltmeter to check fro voltage at the switch?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Cub Cadet usually uses switch, relay , and electric clutch. The switch closes the relay, and the relay powers the clutch.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
yes
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
will get model number
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
OK, turn key on, and flip pto switch, does the relay click?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
There is only one small relay, about one inch square
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
can I bypass the switch and relay by going to the clutch with 12 volts
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Check it for voltage from the pto switch, Yes you can check the clutch with wires from battery
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just trying to find the broken part by make n sure clutch is good then going up the line to relay
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
OK