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Hello Mike. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. How long do you have to wait, after you shut your switch off, before your pto clutch will engage again?
Thanks for your response. Do you have a multimeter, or a 12 volt test light?
We need to determine if you are loosing voltage, or ground ...
If you engage your pto clutch, how long will it work, before it quits? This is a troubleshooting question.
Is your battery in good condition?
Have you recently had a need to charge your battery?
I would like for you to check something. Immediately after pto clutch quit working, check for voltage at your pto clutch. If you have voltage, check your ground side, to see if it is still properly grounded. If no voltage, we need to check for voltage in and out of your pto switch.
Your battery is okay ...
When you have a chance, can you check the other suggestion above?
I will work with you until we figure out what is causing our problem.
There are a few possibilities. It could be a loose connection, your pto switch, a relay that fails intermittently, a faulty connector on your pto clutch, etc.
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You have already adjusted your clutch, and your battery is voltage is good ...
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Hi, my name is***** will try to assist you.
Can you tell me what you have the clearance on the electric clutch adjusted to? Have you check voltage at the electric clutch when it shuts down? You will need to do this with everything still running and do not touch the PTO switch when the clutch stops, leave it in the on position in order to tell if you are still getting voltage to the clutch. If you turn it off and then back on it could restart and work again that is why it is important to do this check when the clutch stops and you don't want to change anything. This could be a pto switch, ignition switch, safety switch or wiring, relay. We need to start by identifying if you still have voltage to the electric clutch when it shuts down.
In my experience with the adjustable electric clutches you want to set those at .012 if they get much more clearance than that it will cause problems especially the hotter the clutch gets. I would try resetting the clearances to .012 and see if that helps, if not then I would suggest checking the voltage at the clutch when it shuts down and see if you are still getting voltage to it or not.
Let me know what happens.
The tight spot is most likely just uneven wear on the clutch plate. The black wires are normally ground wires and the blue should be you hot wire coming to the electric clutch.