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My cub Cadet Lawn Tractor PTO does not engage on my LT1046.

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My cub Cadet Lawn Tractor PTO does not engage on my LT1046. How should I fix it?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

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?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
LT1046. Don't have the serial number off hand.
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

What have you done so far?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My husband is getting the serial number.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
serial number is *****
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

When you try to engage the PTO do you hear any noises, clicks?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no, none.
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

The engine will start with no problems?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

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.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My husband changed the fuse. But nothing happened.
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

Do you know if he has a volt meter in order to test voltage going to the electric clutch?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No.
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

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.