John Deere LX280 pto won't engage when hot


Old 06-18-15, 06:22 PM
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John Deere LX280 pto won't engage when hot

My LX280 mows perfectly for about 15 minutes then the blades disengage. The mower keeps running, only the blades quit. If I let it cool down I can run it for another 15 minutes. I suspected that the electric clutch was going out so I replaced that. But I have the same problem with the new clutch. Any ideas?

Additional info: Both clutches were very hot after mowing. I'm not sure if that is normal.
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Old 06-19-15, 12:51 AM
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It could be the switch contacts getting hot and losing connection. I'd check for power to and from the PTO switch.
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