Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
good morning Benny my name is ***** ***** I will be your tech today. sounds like you have a safety circuit that isn't happy and its cutting out the engine? what led you to change the switch?
do you feel like the engine is stalling from a lack of power or its being electrically shut down?
was this issue present before changing the pto parts?
so what this is telling me is that the ignition circuit is working ok. one of two things is happening.
1) you have a safety circuit that has failed such as the seat switch
2) you have a wire that is loose or burned. you said the amp meter also goes dead so that tells me that when you ask for PTO the amperage that is drawn is to much for your circuit and you loose connection. check on the back of the key switch for a burned or loose wire. any relay contacts and battery, starter connections. feel free to write back with your findings
did you have an chance to check any of the things I listed?
so it was mechanical not electrical. good job on the diagnosis.... issues like that make it hard to diagnose behind a computer
have a great weekend!