PTO Lever will not stay engaged

mideis79April 28, 2014

Hello I have a Troy-Bilt Pony tractor (13WN77KS011) I bought used. I did all the necessary cleaning and changing (oil, air filter, spark plug, pto belt). The problem is when I engage the PTO lever, it springs back to the disengage status. It feels there is to much tension on the spring. All the springs are parts are in their place. What is the issue? I even took out the PTO bearings and it stayed in the engage status with the expense of the lever twisted at an angle. This did not physically twist the actual metal just the position of it. Thanks ahead of time.

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It is possible that the wrong belt has been installed, and won't allow the handle to flop into the engage position.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2014 at 2:53PM
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I think it's likely that the belt is not installed properly, as in you put it on the wrong side of the idler. If one of your pulleys doesn't look exactly like all the others, the BACK SIDE of the belt probably needs to go against that odd-ball one.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2014 at 7:53PM
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Is the engagement cable routed Ok on top of the deck IE not on top of the brake link. 954-04060b is the belt #. Also, many of these engagement arms on the top of the deck can fit either a 38 or 42 and will mount different and use different spring holes.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2014 at 10:01PM
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