PTO Clutch runs when engine runs LX188
My grandson's LX188 PTO wires got cut, not sure how, but cut or pulled apart. He then took the clutch off and twisted them without solder, taped them up, and mowed a small yard. He said the no solder thing was temporary and he was going to solder or use a splice after mowing a bit to make sure everything worked properly. I looked it over, and he had the wires coming out of the back, which made them run real close to belts. I showed him a picture of proper placement and he changed it. Somehow, after all of this, the clutch spins whenever the lawnmower is running, no matter the position of the PTO switch. At this time, we do not have a deck under it, there is no belt going to the clutch.
Is there any way this is not switch problem? Could shorted clutch wires cause this? I did see him almost drop the clutch and the wires went tight. I thought then that he was lucky it didn't pull one out.