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Check/Adjust Pto Clutch; Pto Clutch Adjustment - Craftsman ZTS 7500 Operator's Manual

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To avoid serious injury, perform adjustments
with engine stopped, key removed and tractor on
level ground.
Service interval: 200 Hours.
The PTO clutch is engaged and disengaged by the PTO
switch. The clutch powers and brakes the mower blades.
Check the PTO clutch adjustment every 200 hours of
operation. Also perform the following procedure if the
clutch is slipping, will not engage, or if a new clutch has
been installed.
1. Remove key from ignition switch and disconnect
spark plug wires to prevent the possibility of acciden-
tal starting while the PTO is being adjusted.
2. See Figure 22. Note the position of the 3 adjustment
windows (A) in the side of the brake plate and the
nylock adjustment nuts (B).
3. Insert a .012"-.015" (2,5-4mm) feeler gauge (C)
through each window, positioning the gauge between
the rotor face and the armature face as shown in
Figure 23.
4. Alternately tighten the adjustment nuts (B, Figure 22)
until the rotor face and armature face just contacts
the gauge.
5. Check the windows for an equal amount of tension
when the gauge is inserted and removed, and make
any necessary adjustments by tightening or loosen-
ing the adjustment nuts.
NOTE: The actual air gap between the rotor and arma-
ture may vary even after performing the adjustment pro-
cedure. This is due to dimensional variations on compo-
nent parts, and is an acceptable condition.
6. Check the mower blade stopping time. The mower
blades and mower drive belt should come to a com-
plete stop within five seconds after the electric PTO
switch is turned off. If adjustment does not stop a
mower braking problem, replace the electric PTO
Figure 22. PTO Clutch Adjustment
A. Adjustment Window (Qty. 3, one shown)
B. Adjustment
Figure 23. Adjust PTO Clutch
A. Window
B. Adjustment Nut
C. Feeler Gauge

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