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Re: PTO Issue
Do you have the clutch diagnostic and airgap part of the repair manual? If not it should be on here some where or I can post it again if need be.
Check for a small, round wire on the back side of the backplate. Supposed to check and make sure it is not damaged or broken and that the insulation is not scorched or broken away. That's the clutch ground.
Ariens calls for a .3 to .5 ohm reading at the power connection with the power wire removed.