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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check for bad bearing in clutch immediately, Remove belt, try and turn the clutch pulley if it is hard to turn or feels rough, replace the bearing in the clutch. If you do not replace bearing immediately you will be buying a $300.00 clutch very soon. I know from experience. You possibly have been hearing a loud unusual roar from engine area for awhile and wondered where it was coming from. As these bearing will usually squall a cry for awhile before they die.
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
First make sure you have the tools, metric that is. The deck must be removed and turned over. To do this you must put the deck in the lowest position. Using a 15mm socket pull the belt tension spring pulley forward to detach from clutch. Next remove retaining pins located at the five deck brackets. This will allow the arms to slide off and the deck can be dragged out from under the mower. Turn deck over. Use a 18 inch 2x4 to block blades while removing the two 15mm bolts. The bolt heads will need to be cleaned so the socket can seat on bolt head. I use my torque wrench to get more leverage and i can use it to reset blade bolts to 64 ft lbs. While blades are of it is a god time to thoroughly clean underside of deck.
Posted on May 25, 2009
Locate and disconnect the power supply cord from the clutch. Remove the bolt, washer and retainer from the center of the clutch, It should now slide off the end of the crankshaft provided you have previously removed anything such as body parts or braces that would be in the way. In some instances penetrating oil must be used to help free it up. When you reassemble it, it is a good idea to use a little bit of anti-seize on the engine shaft in case you have to remove it in the future.
Posted on Oct 30, 2009
No serviceable parts,you can only buy complete clutch.To replace you remove blade and blade adapter.Use a very large vise-grip to remove spring and then you can remove bolt holding clutch arm.Disconnect cable from top side of machine.Remove engine mounting bolts,have another person pull engine away from frame while you slide clutch off.Going back together you may have a tuff time getting large spring back on hook under deck.I've been working on these for some time and have yet found an easy way to get large spring back on.
Posted on Nov 15, 2009
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