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#1 chryco OFFLINE  

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Posted January 09, 2017 - 07:36 AM

Hi All ! New member here and already have questions ! lol ! My electric PTO works great when it I engage it initially , but when I shut it down and want to re engage it sometimes yes sometimes no ? I using the PTO to power my 48" snowthrower btw. Does the PTO coil have thermal protection ...or is it going away? The switch seems OK . 

   Thx in advance !



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Posted January 09, 2017 - 08:17 AM

Welcome to the forum. Have you actually checked the switch to make sure it is sending full battery voltage to the clutch? Check for loose or partially broken wires around the clutch and also make sure the ground is good. The only protection I've ever seen is a fuse. It's either good or bad unless it looses contact in the holder. Not sure if this tractor has one or not.


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Posted January 09, 2017 - 08:23 AM

Welcome to GTT. I agree with Doug, check your connections and voltages. I've had similar problems when the battery was getting weak and needed to be charged for awhile before the clutch would work. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted January 09, 2017 - 08:37 AM

Welcome to GTTalk !   If the above mention checks out you might want to see if your PTO has an air gap adjustment .  There's adjustment on my JD that acts similar to yours that I've had to adjust a few times to correct the problem


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Posted January 09, 2017 - 10:01 AM

Welcome to GTtalk!

Like was said above, low voltage is the most likely culprit.

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Posted January 09, 2017 - 05:31 PM

Thanks everybody ! Il get on that and let y` all know what I find ....



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Posted January 09, 2017 - 05:46 PM

Welcome to GTTalk !   If the above mention checks out you might want to see if your PTO has an air gap adjustment .  There's adjustment on my JD that acts similar to yours that I've had to adjust a few times to correct the problem

I agree if the gap opens up it will not pull in and can overload the coil and cause damage to the coil






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