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I have a problem with my front PTO. I have got the clutch off but can't get the armature off. My manual doesn't go into much detail but says that some armatures and brake plates are made together. Mine looks as if the rotor and crankshaft are made together. I know this is impossible but just trying to explain. I looked through the archives until I got aggravated and decided to ask a dumb question and don't want to tear anything else up.
 

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Guys,
I have a problem with my front PTO. I have got the clutch off but can't get the armature off. My manual doesn't go into much detail but says that some armatures and brake plates are made together. Mine looks as if the rotor and crankshaft are made together. I know this is impossible but just trying to explain. I looked through the archives until I got aggravated and decided to ask a dumb question and don't want to tear anything else up.
 

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Hey guys, I'm hoping someone can help me out with a fairly significant problem. I have an 04 GT235 that I have had to replace the electric pto 3 times in two years. All of them tested bad when I took them off after failure. I have replaced the volt regulator, pto switch, new battery all (except the switch) were bad. Any possible fixes, I'm running out of money and patience. It's a Briggs Vanguard with electric outlet.
 

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I have a 1983 318. Whenever I turn the PTO on my battery light comes on. The clutch has been gapped & works fine but the battery light comes on even when I remove the mower belt - does this mean my clutch is shot? The clutch is only about 3 years old. tnanks Alan
 

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I am betting it is your voltage regulator that is either going out or getting ready to go out Alan.
It also could be the stator that can not keep up with the voltage when you turn the pto on.
 

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Alan,

Measure the resistance of your PTO winding...it should be in the range of about 3.5 to 4.9 ohms. If it has internal shorts it will measure much less and draw excessive current, yet still engage when you turn it on. This MAY in turn cause the tractor system voltage to be low enough to turn on the indicator, but it is not the only possibility.

Another possibility is that your battery is reaching end of life and not charging properly even if your charging system and regulator are doing their job as they should. Remember that the lamp on the dash is a low voltage indicator, not a current flow indication...



Chuck
 
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