Hello everybody, just picked up a little old 1232 rear engine rider in really nice shape from Craigslist. The PO had bought it during the mowing season knowing it wasn't running and found various wires disconnected. He tinkered with it but couldn't get a spark though.
I was able to start it by disconnecting the engine harness and jumping the starter and carb solenoids with 12V, so I brought it home. Today, I connected the seat safety switch, replaced the missing 25A main fuse, turned the key, and it fired up and ran fine.
Unfortunately, the instant I pulled the PTO switch, the main 25A fuse popped. I metered the PTO switch and it's working properly, but the wiring diagram has me confused. I don't any any experience with electric PTOs, but don't they usually use a relay?
Anyway, can anyone tell me how to properly troubleshoot the PTO circuit? Can I run 12V to the PTO clutch to see what happens?
Also, if anybody has one of these or has experience with them...there's a 3A fuse connected between a yellow/red stripe and a pink/blue (or purple) stripe wire. What the heck is that for? It's not shown on the wiring diagram at all. The only thing I can think of is a light kit, but my mower doesn't have that.