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I have a cub cadet 3184. The pto will not turn on. I have measured

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I have a cub cadet 3184. The pto will not turn on. I have measured the voltage at the vacuum solenoid. When I start the mower with the pto off 0v. When I start the mower with the pto on 12v but then if I turn the pto off and back on it is 0v. When it is 12v and I plug in the vacuum solenoid it goes back to 0v. I can also hear the relay (in the fuse box) click off whenever it is 0v.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Check voltage at the relay. Sounds like relay is not sending the voltage to the solenoid. Just because t clicks, does not mean the internal contacts are good. I would replace the relay!