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    Default GT2544 PTO Clutch

    Managed to find a branch which stopped the deck cold and snapped the deck belt. Now, PTO won't engage. I can hear the solenoid/relay click, but that's it. Since I can't find the service manual, what's my fault tree?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: GT2544 PTO Clutch

    Check to see that the key didn't shear.

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    Default Re: GT2544 PTO Clutch

    Also check the wire to the PTO clutch didn't get disconnected.
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    Default Re: GT2544 PTO Clutch

    I did find a blown 5A fuse. I'm sorta hoping that's the cure. PTO pulley does not spin free, so the key isn't sheared. My guess/hope is that the deck belt snapping saved upstream damage.

    EDIT: A new deck belt and a new fuse and all is well.
    Last edited by Captain Ned; 05-21-2011 at 01:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Ned View Post
    ... what's my fault tree?
    The one you ran over.

    Just kiddin!

    Glad you got it resolved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTKub View Post
    Glad you got it resolved.
    Not so resolved, as I snapped the deck belt again yesterday in 4-5" grass. Guess I need to check the spindles and make sure everything's aligned properly.

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    Default Re: GT2544 PTO Clutch

    My across the street neighbor snapped the deck belt on his beast of a (Garden Way built) Troy Bilt tractor just before he was going to lend me the tractor! Same thing. A good 6" of thick grass. When he picked up a replacement belt the counter guy said he sold at least a dozen PTO and/or deck belts for various machines today alone. It seems like it's more the mowing conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTKub View Post
    My across the street neighbor snapped the deck belt on his beast of a (Garden Way built) Troy Bilt tractor just before he was going to lend me the tractor! Same thing. A good 6" of thick grass. When he picked up a replacement belt the counter guy said he sold at least a dozen PTO and/or deck belts for various machines today alone. It seems like it's more the mowing conditions.
    Well, I hope the replacements on order will work with the deck at max height. I tried to tame the dandelion beasts with the push mower and that was an instant no-go. Heck, when I snapped the last one I was taking maybe a 10" cut on a 44" deck.

    By the time the ground dries out, the side hill will be unmowable.

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    Default Re: GT2544 PTO Clutch

    For my future reference where did you find that 5A fuse that was blown??TIA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marv barton View Post
    For my future reference where did you find that 5A fuse that was blown??TIA.
    There's two blade-type fuseholders on wires sticking out of the backside of the instrument panel sort of hanging over the battery. There isn't much slack so you'll need to stick your head under the hood.

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