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I have a Craftsman professional 26 HP garden tractor, the…

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I have a Craftsman...

I have a Craftsman professional 26 HP garden tractor, the engine starts fine and runs fine, but when i pull the pTO lever nothing happens

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

I spent a weekend removing the cover and replacing the PTO relay and 20 amp fuse but it stil doesn't work

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Already am

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

It doesn't seem to be the relay under he dash right behind the PTO lever and it doesn't seem to be the 20 amp relay at the battery

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
full tank of clean fuel, the engine starts fine and runs fine, the mower will not turn on when i pull the PTO lever out
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
i also replaced the battery
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Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 2 months ago
Wayne
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Hi, I’m Wayne.

I will be assisting you with this issue today.

did you check the PTO itself??

did you check for 12+ voltas at the PTO plug ??

run a power wire to the plug of PTO to see if it kicks on

I suggest trying these test

I hope this helps you

Wayne

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
i don't understand what you are asking
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
what does did you check the PTO mean
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
none of this so far helps,
Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 2 months ago

Hi

I am sorry

The pTO clutch under the machine that engages the blades

when you pull the switch you should hear it click on

Wayne

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
what does "did you check for 12+ voltas at the PTO plug ??" i do not know what the PTO plug is
Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 2 months ago

HI

The PTO clutch under the deck

with the belt on it to engage the blades

there is a 2 wire plug to the PTO clutch

key on switch on, make sure you have 12 volts with a meter or test light at the PTO plug

Wayne

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
pto clutch is near the belts or near the blades
Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 2 months ago

Hi

It is what the belt goes on to the pulley

I will send you a pic of it

Wayne

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Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 2 months ago

Hi

here is a pic of the clutch

click here

Wayne

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
i have a meter , what setting do i put it on VDC and do I put both leads on the plug with key on
Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 2 months ago

Hi

YES VDC black probe to the black wire

Red probe to the red wire

Key on and PTO switch on

Wayne

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
sir, what do i do if there are not 12 VDC
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
sorry , i am not very electrically inclinedis there another relay in there?can the clutch go bad?What am i trying to determine
Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 2 months ago

Hi

If you do not have 12 volts to PLug in PTO, then a wire is shorted or pinched,

or the fuse is blown, or the PTO switch has failed

check the switch for 12 volts also

If all check out fine, replace the clutch

Wayne

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Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 2 months ago

Morning

Just following up with you

Did my answer help you ??

Wayne

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Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 2 months ago

Hi

I took the time to look up and answer your question

Please take the time to reply to me

or it does not look good for you in the future on questions

as experts see a no response

Wayne

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