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Old 08-10-2008, 10:17 AM   post #1 of 4
eggburt
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Help Troy Bilt electric PTO problem

I have been experiencing intermittent trouble with the electric PTO on my Troy Bilt lawn tractor. When shifting form forward to reverse and then back to Forward, I am unable to get the electric PTO to re-engage. It is happening more frequently, now. I know there is a safety switch involved with this process but and not certain where is is located. Can anyone suggest a course of action?
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Old 08-11-2008, 09:26 AM   post #2 of 4
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Default Re: Troy Bilt electric PTO problem

I have an older Troy Bilt that sounds like it does something similar. After mowing for 30 minutes or so if I switch off the PTO it will not start back up again when I hit the switch.

I have to wait 10 or 15 minutes then it is fine. I figure that heat is the problem. I don't know if there is any fix other than replacing the electriacal coil that engauges the PTO. I would also like to know if there is a fix for this problem.

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Old 08-11-2008, 11:46 AM   post #3 of 4
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Default Re: Troy Bilt electric PTO problem

I would look for a bad connection or a wire that is broken with the ends making part time contact.

You could run jumper wires directly from the battery to the terminal of the electric clutch to see if the trouble is in the wiring ahead of that connector.

Also, check the wire leads where they go into the clutch.

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Old 10-12-2008, 10:36 PM   post #4 of 4
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Default Re: Troy Bilt electric PTO problem

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I have been experiencing intermittent trouble with the electric PTO on my Troy Bilt lawn tractor. When shifting form forward to reverse and then back to Forward, I am unable to get the electric PTO to re-engage. It is happening more frequently, now. I know there is a safety switch involved with this process but and not certain where is is located. Can anyone suggest a course of action?
Hello, another good place to look is the switch,sometimes they give trouble. It may also be an electrical ground problem. I also like the suggestion of the wire making partial conection. This may be another good place to look especially if there is a possible contact with the belt. Sometimes it's good to have so many good thinkers on a problem. Good luck John.
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