Hey fellas...first day in the group and I'm hoping maybe someone can help me with this. I'm having a problrm with the pto on a 2000 425 aws I recently putchased from a friend I went to hs with. So the problem started one day when I tried to cut the grass...pulled the pto and nothing happened. Back to the barn and some diagnosis. Looked like the switch was bad so I replaced it with an oem...same problem. I found that one of the 8 terminals on the switch was hot, facing the back of the switch it is the top left terminal. Checking it with a test light I accidentally jumoed across to the middle terminal and when I did that terminal became hot...and stayed hot and the pto began working. Turning off the ignition and then on, I would have to rejump the 2 terminals to get it to work. After a few tried it began working on its own even after turning off the ignition. Ok...I thought it fixed itself, but not so lucky. Every couple of days I have to rejump the switch and with the switch being such a bear to take out of the dash I leave it loose in the opening. Any idesa why I'm having to "re energize" the switch?
Not worth starting another thread but does anyone know how to check the lubricant in the gear box on a 47" snowblower? Thanks for your help.