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JohnF2015, Small Engine Technician
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Experience:  Owner/Service Technician at S & J Small Engines
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I have a 1045, where the blades will not stay engaged. I

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I have a 1045, where the blades will not stay engaged. I have to cut blades off and push down to restart.. I cuts off 20-25 times in 30-40 minutes. The mower has 140 hours on it. any suggestions? Thanks for your help.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JON replied 1 year ago.

Sounds like you need a new PTO switch or a new clutch. PTO switch could be just dirty at connectors also. unplug and clean terminals. Let me know the outcome please

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have done all that and dealer says I don't need a clutch.
Expert:  JON replied 1 year ago.

PTO switch part number is: 725-04258

I would say this is the issue if you can turn it right back on. Possibly the Clutch, but the PTO Switch is much much cheaper

Expert:  JON replied 1 year ago.

I would say switch over the clutch being as it only has 160 hrs on it. Did they test the switch and clutch or just told you over the phone?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks. Don't think that is the problem.
Expert:  JON replied 1 year ago.

Okay. I will OPT out.

Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

Hi, my name is***** will be assisting you.

Can you tell me more about what exactly is happening? You indicated that you have to cut the blades off and push down to restart. Are the blades actually stopping on their own? What are you pushing down to restart? Is your electric clutch round or more of a triangle?