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I have a 0 turn mower with a button that is raised on the right side to actuate the blades turning. When I raise it the blades begin and then stop and I repeat the process with same result. Why won't my blades keep turning?
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Blade clutch drops out when it looses voltage, or the voltage drops below 12 volts.

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Do you have any starting problems where you have to use jumper or battery charger to crank? Is the charging system working?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Starts easily and relatively new so I would be surprised if it were the charging system, perhaps contacts?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Do you have a voltmeter to check the battery voltage when you turn the pto on? Voltage has to stay above 12 volts. Can be a bad connection at the clutch or witch!

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