Clutch spring keeps coming undone, starter won't engage
I've put 3 clutch springs in - they come undone almost immediately. Clutch itself appears to be in satisfactory condition. Pulling the starter cord, more often than not nothing engages. At best I'll get one stroke with compression.
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The clutch is a centrifugal mecanism.When you pull the starter cord the chain gear is engajed by the clutch.The clutch has to work properly.Change the 3 clutch with new ones(the old ones are tighten) Hope this helps.
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Does it jerk forward when you put it into gear and die? Or you put it into gear and the bike doesn't move when you let the clutch out? Badly adjusted clutch in both cases. Worst case, you need new clutch plates and springs.
when you actuate the "engage blade" lever, two things may occur,
First, a mechanical action, a spring moves to put tension onto the belt.
Second; at the end of its run, actuate a switch (PTF switch) to engage the clutch that moves the pulleys that consequentially move the blades.
if the tensioner is not moving , check if spring has come lose, undone or broken, (more likely in your case) or check the PTF switch.
any other assistance, contact me, good luck.
It happen twice to me ,spring come out from clutch disk and jam the pressure plate, check transmission shift very well with engine stopped, When you push the pedal you push the spring and put pressure on the disk
I am guessing that this is a problem that has just appeared. In which case it sounds like the spring may be worn out. The linkage itself may be worn out also. Check to be sure that nothing is loose, nuts, bolts, you get the idea.
You may have a problem with the clutch itself. There is a "spring plate" in the center of the clutch stack. I've seen the plates wear out and it causes it to go off center, When the clutch is engaged, this clutch pack is turning. When you pull the lever and disengage the clutch, it stops turning and the vibration stops. It takes a special tool to disassemble the clutch and put it back together.
no buddy its simply the covers off clutch.spring bolts undone,springs come out,pressure plate then will pull off and the plates will slide off and thats it but what you will require is a torque wrench to torque the clutch spring bolts up after any more info needed get back to me buddy
Broken starter ropes or failure to retract are both repairs that are fairly easy. However, the spring can be nasty as it is under tension (or should be when reassembled). This can be risky if you are not familiar with the internal construction as you disassemble the unit.
The cause of a broken cord is obvious. The cause for a failure to retract could be a broken spring, tangled or frayed rope, or some other mechanical failure. A broken spring will require total disassembly of the starter mechanism - fortunately there really isn't that much involved.
With some designs, it is possible to replace the cord without fully disassembling the starter mechanism - by threading the cord in and tying a not in the end - but after rotating it several turns to put the proper tension on the spring. This is relatively safe but may be frustrating as 3 hands are sometimes needed.
Where safe disassembly is not obvious, I would recommend that you refer to a book on lawn mower or small engine repair from the library or the service manual for the mower, if possible. You may be able to find specific step-by-step instructions which will minimize your risk of injury from an encounter with an uncontrolled spring.
When the rope pulls out and retracts normally - but doesn't do anything else - the most likely cause is a problem with the one-way clutch. This may be part of the spring-rope assembly - usually removable as a unit - or attached to the flywheel. The most common problems are gummed up lubrication or a broken spring or other damaged or worn parts.
anyway... there is a torx screw in the middle of the clutch drum(metal part that rotates).you will need to use a piston stop,to stop the engine turning while trying to undo the torx screw. i am assumig the starter is in front of the engine not at the back. once the screw is undone the clutch will come off and so will the starter cover.(source: neil)
To my knowledge, the spring is merely to assist the pedal to return at its default position (clutch engaged), that is pedal up. Normally, it would have an exaggerated j ends. The ends are meant to hook to two (2) slots, one at the pedal itself, the other at the bracket/housing or firewall and not replace the entire clutch assembly. Having said that and as per your post, the clutch works fine, it is a matter of finding a replacement spring of similar physical characteristics/dimensions and hook in place. Hooking in place is relatively easy saved that you have to crouch down and use a long noise pliers. A mechanics troubleshooting lamp would help seeing where the j ends would and should go into.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
There is a spring on the pedal up under the dash, if this has come undone then the pedal may not be able to come back up to the normal position. The spring connects directly to the pedal and to a bracket under the dash.