Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
Hello Bill. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. I will need to ask you some troubleshooting questions as we go. Are you saying that when you turn your key to start position, nothing happens?
If you turn your turn ignition switch on, then turn your pto knob on and off, do you hear your pto clutch turning on and off?
Do you hear the pto clutch clicking on the bottom of your engine?
Did our problem occur suddenly, or gradually, over time?
Thanks for this information. Are you familiar with using a screwdriver to jump across the post on your solenoid?
is your battery fully charged?
No problem. Do you have a multimeter, or a volt meter to use for checking voltage?
Thanks for your reply. I wanted to do some troubleshooting, if you had a meter. Your pto switch could be at fault, but I like to check first.
I agree. What you are saying, is very possible. Your pto switch could have a faulty circuit that is causing our problem. When you have a chance, disconnect the wiring connector from your pto switch. Let's see if it still says "PTO is engaged", after you disconnect your wiring connector ...
Bill, you are very welcome! Thanks for the follow up, to let me know. I do hope all goes well for you.