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I have a Mfg #17A1DGHD010 Z Force SZ60 Mower and the PTO

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I have a Mfg #17A1DGHD010 Z Force SZ60 Mower and the PTO doesn't act right, sometimes kills the mowe motor when engaging the blades. On the hour meter screen th following codes come on 178 hrs, CLn then AIr, then File, it just keeps repeating the codes over nd over. would like to know what to do?
Thanks,
Arthur Strietbeck
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Bill McCusker replied 11 months ago.

Hello Welcome to Just Answers my name is***** see if we can solve this together..

The hour meter screen say 178 that just tells you mowed with the unit 178 hours sinced you owned it..

let me look up your model real quick

Expert:  Bill McCusker replied 11 months ago.

The clutch might be working.. however are the bearing in the deck working? is the belt getting stucked or bound up?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I know the 178 is hours used, I need to know why it keeps flashing the other codes.
Expert:  Bill McCusker replied 11 months ago.

according to the manual..

LCD Service Minder & Hour Meter

When the ignition key is rotated out of the STOP

not into the START

position, the LCD Service Minder and Hour

Meter will briefly display the battery voltage, followed by the

tractor's accumulated hours.

NOTE: Hours of tractor operation are recorded any time the

ignition key is rotated out of the STOP

whether the engine is started.

The LCD Service Minder will remind the operator of maintenance

intervals for changing the engine oil, air filter service, low engine

and low battery warnings.

Change Oil

The LCD will display the letters "CHG", followed by the letters

"OIL", followed by the letters "SOON", then finally followed by the

meter's accumulated time. "CHG/OIL/SOON/TIME" will alternate

on the display for 7 minutes after the meter reaches 50 hours.

This oil service minder intervall will occur every 50 hours. Before

the interval expires, change the engine oil as instructed in the

Maintenance section of this Operator's Manual.

Low Oil

The letters "LO" followed by the letters "OIL", then followed by

the meter's accumulated time will indicate the tractor is low on

oil. Stop the tractor immediately and check the engine oil level as

instructed in this Owner's Manual.

Low Battery

At startup, the battery voltage is briefly

displayed then changes to accumulated

hours. The letters "LO" will display

followed by the letters "BATT" and then followedyby the meter's

accumlulated time. "LO/BATT/TIME" is displayed on the LCD

when the voltage drops below 11.5 volts. When this occurs, the

battery is in need of a charge or the engine's charging system

is not generating sufficient amperage. Charge the battery as

instructed in the Service section of this manual or have the

charging system checked by your local service dealer.

Air Filter Service

The letters "CLN" will display, followed by

the letters "AIR", followed by "FILT", then

followed by the meter's accumulated time.

"CLN/AIR/FILT/TIME" will alternate on the

display for 7 minutes after the meter reachges 25 hours. This

air filter service minder time interval will be every 25 hours. On

intervalls that are common with oil service, the oil message will

be diplayed first followed by the air filter message.