Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
Hi, my name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you.
Can you provide the model and serial number from the tag on the frame of the machine so that I can better assist you?
What have you done so far?
When you try to engage the PTO do you hear any noises, clicks?
The engine will start with no problems?
The first thing that I would do is check to see if you are getting 12 volts down to the electric clutch when you turn the switch on. If not then we need to work backwards to figure out what the problem is(possibly a PTO switch). If you are getting 12 volts down to it then we will look at the electric clutch.
Do you know if he has a volt meter in order to test voltage going to the electric clutch?
In order to go further in troubleshooting the problem we need to know if you are getting voltage to the electric clutch when the pto switch is turned on. If he can verify this somehow then we can continue but until we can verify that we are getting voltage to there it will just all be a guess as to what might be the problem.