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Posted August 12, 2016 - 08:02 AM

Have a Troy-Bilt ZTR50 that was brought to me because the PTO will not engage. Checked wiring and fuses all looked good. Used a jumper to by-pass the switch and PTO engaged, didn't run it long straight wired for obvious reasons. Bought a new switch and it engaged properly, for about 3 minutes and it blew the 30amp PTO fuse. Replaced the fuse and now it won't work at all. I guess my question is how common is it for the PTO's to short on these units?....or could it possibly be something else? :wallbanging:



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Posted August 12, 2016 - 09:39 AM

Did you check the entire length of wire from switch to the pto? Could be shorting out there.

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Posted August 12, 2016 - 09:41 AM

Yes I did


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Posted August 12, 2016 - 09:47 AM

Is there a way of checking the clutch with a multimeter? Like checking ohms or something?

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Posted August 12, 2016 - 10:47 AM

Haven't crawled under it with my meter yet. Pissed me off pretty good last night


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Posted August 12, 2016 - 11:56 AM

I have some info on how to check the PTO, I can send it this evening after work. I think it should be something like 3 - 5 ohms


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Posted August 12, 2016 - 12:50 PM

http://www.encoreequ...bleshooting.pdf


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Posted August 13, 2016 - 02:23 PM

Printed that page and will test further tomorrow. Thank You!






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