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#1 nycub122 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 13, 2011 - 06:01 AM

I have noticed that, with the mover drive belt removed, the front (electric) PTO clutch spins freely when the engine is running, regardless if the PTO switch is on or off. Is this normal?
I would think that the PTO switch is what engages/disengages the clutch, and in the off position, the clutch would only rotate when the engine is running.
In my case, the PTO clutch continues to spin when the engine is turned off (like it is free wheeling) and eventually stops.
Any suggestions or thoughts?
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Posted August 13, 2011 - 06:06 AM

Without a belt on them, they will freewheel. Bearings may be getting a bit loose, but most likely spinning because of the centrifugal forces.
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Posted August 13, 2011 - 06:13 AM

KennyP:
Do you mean the bearings in the PTO clutch?
If the bearings were tight, would the clutch still freewheel?
You have been quite a help, and I thank you
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Posted August 13, 2011 - 06:21 AM

If they are getting loose, bearings will turn easier. Spin it by hand and listen for anything that sounds like it may be worn. Check for wobble. I'm not saying they are bad, just getting a bit loose, which lets it keep spinning longer after you shut the engine off. If no wobble, no loud bearing noise, should be fine.
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Posted August 13, 2011 - 06:28 AM

All 3 of mine spin when shut off with no belt.....I am sure your PTO clutch is engaging when you hit the switch, with the belt off its hard to see it.....Check it with the engine off, just turn the key to on and hit the PTO switch.....you shouldnt be able to move the clutch.
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