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Posted July 10, 2012 - 07:16 PM

Help, I have a Ford 195 with the 19.5 Kohler motor. The wire to the electric clutch is broke. I am attempting to remove it, in the hopes of spicing/soldering the wire back on. Any good way to remove without ruining the clutch? Should I heat it up with the torch? Don't want to hurt the motor in anyway, it runs too good to have to rebuild. May have to replace clutch anyway, where can I get one at a reasonable price? Any and all comments will be appreciated. Thanks.

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Posted July 10, 2012 - 07:53 PM

I've had the electric clutch off of my Dad's 18 HP Kohler and they should be similar. The trouble is that I can't remember how it's set up. If you could post up some pics or even point us to the right exploded view in a manual, we might be better armed to assist.
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Posted July 10, 2012 - 08:09 PM

As you can see, there is not much meat holding the outer ring. The pulley and the outer clutch piece came off with a little prying and a tap with the hammer. I am afraid the puller will just move the outer ring and bend it. It is not as rusty as the pictures show, been putting oil on it to aid in removal.
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Posted July 11, 2012 - 03:01 AM

Gm heat valve lube, spray it on that and let it soak for a bit, and spray it agsin and pry it off from behind the coil plate, engine block, so you don't hurt that magnet face. You must remove the key first! It won't slide past it.
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Posted July 13, 2012 - 08:43 PM

Thank-you for the reply. :thumbs: Will have to try that Gm heat valve lube some time. I removed the clutch tonight. My special sauce oil worked again. :dancingbanana: Biggest ingredient is patience with a little ATF and oil. Will try tomorrow to see if clutch works. A lot cheaper to solder a wire than anything else.

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Posted July 14, 2012 - 08:20 PM

I was able to have the wife solder a new wire on it. (she worked as a solderer at a company that made printers for a few years, delegated the work to someone more qualified) Reinstalled the cultch and it works perfect with a board held against it. Next up is mounting the mower deck to see if it still works perfect. Thanks again.

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 07:42 AM

Glad to hear you got it fixed. Hope the deck works okay. Feel free to post pics! The more we can see of these 195's, the better we can help folks with issues.

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Posted July 20, 2012 - 09:28 PM

Hey thats great so now ya don't have to buy a new one after all huh,,lol,,

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Posted July 23, 2012 - 02:05 AM

Hope I luck out when I get to the PTO clutch, it has the same problem: wire broke off.




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