If you have a lawn mower that keeps shutting off when the pto is engaged, you may need to replace the clutch. Usually the clutch is the culprit of this problem. It can be slow to engage and can overwork the motor. This will cause the blades to stop engaging and the mower to shut off.
Here are some solutions. Read on to fix this problem. If you’re not sure how to fix the issue, watch the video below. If your lawn mower keeps shutting off after starting, check the safety switch. The seat of the riding mower typically contains a safety switch. If the switch doesn’t work, the mower may be in reverse. If the problem is not related to the engine, the seat is the culprit. The seat’s safety switch helps prevent the machine from starting.
If the weight of the grass bag is not sufficient, the pto will not engage the blades. In some cases, the pulley may be impacted by debris and accumulated grass. Over time, this can lead to a warped or broken belt. Another cause for a lawn mower to shut off is a damaged or improperly routed belt. Refer to your lawn mower’s manual for proper belt routing. If necessary, rerouting the belt can solve the problem.
A properly routed, tightened pulley is another common cause of the issue. If you’ve tried to start the lawn mower but it won’t turn over, check the pulleys. Sometimes, the belt isn’t routed properly and may need to be replaced. If you don’t have an owner’s manual, try looking online to see what you can find. This is often a simple fix. It might be a simple problem that you can perform yourself.
If the mower won’t start after you engage the pto, it might be in reverse gear or engaged in reverse. In this case, the pto may not be engaged. In this case, the mower might be in reverse gear or be engaged in tall grass. If the blades don’t engage, the safety switch will trigger the mower to shut off. If you’re using a riding lawnmower, you’ll want to look at the faulty belt if you’re experiencing the problem. If the pto is engaged and the lawn mower doesn’t turn when reversing, the idler pulley might be causing the problem. The belt can get damaged if the engine doesn’t turn properly. If the mower is not turning when reversed, try using it in reverse.
If the pto is engaged and the engine doesn’t start, it could be the cause of the problem. If the lawnmower shuts off when pto is engaged, it may be in reverse gear. This is a common problem, but there are many ways to fix it. One way is to check the belt with a wrench. If you don’t have one, you can buy a new one. Make sure to install the new pulley.
A new belt is necessary to avoid the mower from stalling. When a lawn mower shuts off when pto (pto) is engaged, there may be several reasons. The fuel may be low, or the grass is too tall. Regardless of the reason, a problem with the belt can be easily resolved. Follow the steps below to troubleshoot the problem and get it back to working.
Once you have a good understanding of the cause, it will be easier to determine what needs to be fixed. If the mower shuts off when pto is in use, it may have the idler pulleys that are worn. In some cases, a lawn mower will stop when the PTO is engaged because the grass is too tall. However, a lawn mower with an idler pulley may be in reverse mode. If it is in reverse or is not in use, it is most likely the belt is broken.