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This sounds like the electric clutch that runs the mower deck or blades is getting hot and stops working, once it has a chance to cool down it will work again for a short time. Can you tell me if you have and adjustable clutch on this machine? Does it have a triangle looking plate with three studs with nuts at each point or possibly a four bolt stud with nuts style clutch? If you you can readjust either of these style clutches and most likely fix your issue.
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The solenoid for what. There is no solenoid for the electric clutch system. The only solenoid would be for the starting system on the engine.
The electric clutch is mounted right to the PTO side of the engine normally. It will be attached to the crankshaft and have at least two wires going to it.