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The PTO keeps turning off and on when I try to mow. It also ate the belt. Is this going to be a PTO replacement, or am I missing something? Thanks in advance.
 

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The PTO keeps turning off and on when I try to mow. It also ate the belt. Is this going to be a PTO replacement, or am I missing something? Thanks in advance.
. As far as the on and off, check your wiring and switch. As for the belt check the clutch for a lot of excessive play.
 

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I had no idea what that model number was, had to do a search, it's a Broadmoor.
Agree Jim, the kicking off and on will likely be an electrical issue, while the belt damage would be a mechanical issue.
Of course there is one part in that system that is both electrical and mechanical, the pto clutch.
 

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They are expensive, no need to replace if wring or switch is bad. If the bearing in the clutch is shot that could cause both issues.
 

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Many times one causes problems with the other, or one part will cause the other part to fail, then you are better off replacing both parts, the clutch and the switch.
If the electro-magnet in the clutch is starting to short out and fail, it can trip the breaker inside the switch, causing it to shut off. Then after it's off, it will reset and you can turn it back on again, but repeated attempts will cause the switch to fail eventually so you would be better to replace both the clutch and switch at the same time because when the one part fails, the other will real soon if it's not replaced with the other part you just replaced.
 

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On some of the Simplicity the model name is on the front of the rear fender not the hood, some are on the side of the hood.
The most important number is the model number on the frame because there might be a hundred different 'Broadmoor' models.
The '169' number is what you need for any service and parts look-up for them. He has a '1692416' model. You need the whole model number.
With that number you can go on the Simplicity/Briggs&Stratton 'Power Portal' site and get all the factory information you can on that specific model like parts, service, model, engine, transmission, all electrical and service bulletins, all attachments available for the specified model and a lot of other info on them.
Whenever you go to the dealer for parts or service, they need that '169' number to start with looking anything up for it.
Some models have different starting sets of numbers like '269' or '469' and a few other different numbers to start with, then followed by 4 other numbers to be model specific on Simplicity.
Those numbers go for every different type of machine and accessory and attachment they made for them.
 

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And IF it turns out to be that the PTO is shot, look around for prices as dealer prices will probably be high. And since I, like the rest of us would like to save our money, shop around. As an example, in another post discussing PTO's, An OEM price was smidge over $500 and that one from another discount off brand is 260ish. Having just replaced one, which I got from Warnerptodirect, I ck'ed prices for this one and it came in at $152. So just a mention that you can find better prices and this was an OEM, not an off brand. It pays to do some homework.
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