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The clutch PTO will not engage. It started a while

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The clutch for the PTO...
The clutch for the PTO will not engage. It started a while back and I had to cycle the switch several times before it would start. now that does not work. Are there points or a relay that can be checked?
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
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Model number? do you have voltmeter to check fro voltage at the switch?
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
Cub Cadet usually uses switch, relay , and electric clutch. The switch closes the relay, and the relay powers the clutch.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
yes
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
will get model number
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
OK, turn key on, and flip pto switch, does the relay click?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
no
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
There is only one small relay, about one inch square
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
can I bypass the switch and relay by going to the clutch with 12 volts
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
Check it for voltage from the pto switch, Yes you can check the clutch with wires from battery
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Just trying to find the broken part by make n sure clutch is good then going up the line to relay
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
OK
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