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I have a Deere STX 38 Hydro lawn mower, with a bad connector

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I have a John Deere STX 38 Hydro lawn mower, with a bad connector for the PTO clutch which operates the mower deck. The connector unplugged while mowing , I pushed it back in, possibly backwards, it mowed about 10 feet not to work again. I tested the PTO with another 12 volt power, noticing the ground wire must be on the right side of the unit,where a bump is on the casting above. the unit tested OK only with that polarity. The PTO switch was replaced even though it tested the same as a new one. Wires had continuity from switch to PTO connector, and thru the PTO, but I couldn't find a way to get a voltage thru. I reassembled everything with the longest wire going to the ground position of the PTO connector, started the machine and action or click of the PTO. I do need a ned anew connector but nobody has one, only a shell of a connector. How can you help me get it mowing? Ken
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Started the machine and NO ACTION or click of th PTO
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
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Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

Deere harness. link above.???

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

after market above.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

But you should be able to get the magnet to click by taking jumper wires direct from battery to the pto clutch. If the magnet does not click closed. The clutch is no good!

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
disconnected wire from damaged PTO plug. works OK
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

Good job! Please use the 5 star rating system to close and get me credit/ Thank you.