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3240 PTO problem

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Hello Guys,
I need Your help and advice on solving a PTO issue on my 3240 (580 hrs, I am original owner). A few weeks ago we've got about 6" of wet heavy snow, which I was cleaning with 353 blower (thrower?), and suddenly PTO stopped working. First, I thought it was a problem with the blower, however, after disengaging blower the PTO still wasn't working. I replaced the actuator, solenoid and belts. When I pulled a switch the actuator works as well as all pulleys, but PTO still doesn't engaged. Vacuum works (i checked with my finger). I was thinking that perhaps a switch went bad, but if that would be a case then the actuator and solenoid would not work.(I think). If any of You had similar problem and/or know how to fix it kindly please let me know. Any advice is much appreciated.
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You may not have a problem at all. When I engage the PTO on my GT3235 I feel and hear almost nothing, it's that smooth. I think I feel that it engaged, but really don't know for sure until I drive into the snow bank and see the snow fly. That smooth engagement of the vacuum PTO is another feature of the 3K's that I really like. Let us know when you figure out if something is still wrong. Cheers.
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