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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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With what you describe I'm not sure what you mean by the PTO still doesn't work. When the actuator is engaged the idler pulley should tightened the belt to drive the lower PTO pulley and also release the PTO brake. Is the PTO pulley spinning and the brake released?
Thought some more about your problem. If the lower PTO pulley is not spinning it can only be two things: Linkage for idler pulley belt engage and brake release not adjusted properly or you have a seized bearing in the PTO axle carrier. Have you greased the axle carrier on a regular basis?
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