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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I have a sears PYT 9000 lawn tractor - runs great but the

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I have a sears PYT 9000 lawn tractor - runs great but the blade PTO won't engage - what are the possible solutions?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: 1 week
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes, if possible.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: not that i'm aware off
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! I don't know it all, but maybe together we can get you a satisfactory answer!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

Do you have the long model number from under the seat? Example 917-12345 , Do you have a voltmeter to test pto switch for voltage, and if the pto clutch is getting voltage?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
247.28980 is the model number. Yes, the switch and clutch are getting voltage. when you engage the pto switch everything clicks but nothing engages
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

if the pto clutch clicks the magnet, it should work. Is the deck belt in place and the bet fro engine to deck? Let me pull up the mode.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Okay, thanks - I need to check a few things before going further. Done for now.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

Only one belt, from engine to deck spindles. With engine OFF brake locked, turn on key and turn on pto switch. Can you turn the deck belt?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

I see question is still open, did you find problem?