hello I have a craftsman II 917.255913 it will not start but if you wiggle the pto switch it will sometimes start does anyone know what wires to jump to make this thing start and run I have no deck or even a pto clutch attached so I don't need to buy the switch for it just want to jump the switch out so I can start and run it I don't want to cut the harness if I can help it thanks Jason
Posted July 13, 2016 - 07:11 PM
Posted July 13, 2016 - 07:35 PM
Here's a diagram of a tractor that yours should be the same as. Not only is the PTO switch in line to the solenoid, but you have a clutch/brake pedal switch in there also. Best to check both.
Posted July 13, 2016 - 08:07 PM
Try disconnecting the red wire coming off the Ing. switch going to the relay coil (# 85) with the seat switch.
Posted July 13, 2016 - 08:11 PM
If that doesn't work jumper the white wires on the PTO switch that would get it out of the start circuit.
- fordman_19912000 said thank you
Posted July 13, 2016 - 08:19 PM
ok thanks its the pto for sure the seat switch and clutch switch are good I have no connections at the pto switch unless I wiggle the switch it was rusted solid and I had to mess with it and it started acting like this lol I will try the jumpering of the white wires in the morning thanks