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The first thing that I would look for is a problem with the wiring at the electric clutch. Try unplugging the connector that goes to the clutch, start the machine and pull the pto switch on. If it doesn't blow the fuse then you know that the clutch is the problem, then you just need to look at the wiring really close that goes from the connector down to the clutch.
Yes. It will be a wire or set of wires that go down under the frame to the bottom of the engine. The connector should be located top side of the frame right around the engine normally along the right side of the machine if you were standing behind the unit.