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#1 lyall ONLINE  

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Posted April 19, 2013 - 09:50 PM

I had to remove the flywheel from a JD 212 - K301 and after I got the flywheel off I noticed that two of the magnet are loose,

 

How do you get the magnets to stay in place?

What can I use?

 

 



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Posted April 20, 2013 - 01:01 AM

lyall, I haven't tried this on a Kohler but I had this happen to a 11hp briggs, There were 3 or 4 magnets that came loose, I was going to use a 2 part epoxy but decided to try Super glue as an experiment. I cleaned everything real good then finished off with some electrical contact cleaner. I then put a coating of Super glue in the pockets the magnets go into, then I just put the magnets back in the holes and let it sit overnight before installing the flywheel. All I can say is, I used this mower last Spring, Summer and Fall for hours on end, and I have had no issues so far.

 

Maybe someone else will have a different method to try? in any case good luck and I hope what ever you do fixes the problem :thumbs:


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 04:20 AM

We used metal glue on a Tecumseh Schwungmasse.jpg - every part must be clean w/ no oil on it. It worked.


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 06:08 AM

Most service manuals I've read will tell you to replace the flywheel when the magnets are loose. That's not always possible and not practical for most people. If you use the correct adhesive they should stay put. If they come off it can result in a real mess if the magnet interferes with the flywheel. 


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 08:38 AM

just thinking - sorry about that

why could I not use roll pins as a spacer

that would hold them in place and stop them from moving around

I think I saw a flywheel some place that have them

finding the right size of roll pin must be fun to find

 

using some type of glue and the roll pins together it would be fixed and the magnets would not move around

I would have to do it for each space between the magnets






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