Model #917271555 Craftsman lawn, tractor

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PTO Switch melted


I have not heard of a pto switch melting very often. I recommend checking the wire connectors at the switch. A loose connection at the switch will cause heat and eventually melt the plastic of the switch. If the electric clutch is out of specification, it will draw more amperage then normal. I have provided you with the instructions for checking the clutch. Once you have checked the clutch replace the switch and check the amp draw. The amp draw should be under 4 amps. If you find the amp draw is over 4 amps the clutch needs replaced. I hope this is helpful.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
March 18, 2013