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#1 akretowicz OFFLINE  

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Posted August 13, 2013 - 08:52 PM

A couple of months ago the bolt holding the PTO clutch backed out and half of the clutch fell out.  Okay, fast forward to today.  A friend and myself put a new clutch from Extreme clutches in.  Now it seems like the starter is fighting like heck to turn it over, and it does not start.  Seems like something is holding things back.  New clutch went in just fine.  Clutch is not binding at all when turning blades by hand.  I'll be damned if it does not sound like the engine is out of time.  Starter is really dragging bad.  Have to admit, I am stumped on this one.  Am almost tempted to take out new clutch and see if it starts then.  Like an idiot, I did not start it at all after she puked the clutch.  Hindsight is 20/20, I suppose.  And educated ideas out there.


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Posted August 13, 2013 - 08:57 PM

What are you working on - the x500?


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Posted August 13, 2013 - 09:03 PM

What are you working on - the x500?

Oh, sorry about that.  Yes, the X500.


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Posted August 13, 2013 - 09:14 PM

Does the battery need charging up?


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Posted August 13, 2013 - 09:23 PM

Is the clutch dragging some???


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Posted August 13, 2013 - 09:25 PM

Was it running when the clutch failed? You may be right on the timing. If your key sheared, it could be sparking out of time. I would stop trying until you check a few things out.
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Posted August 13, 2013 - 09:52 PM

Was it running when the clutch failed? You may be right on the timing. If your key sheared, it could be sparking out of time. I would stop trying until you check a few things out.

Yes it was running.  Started vibrating like heck, then a clank.  I immediately shut it down at this point.  The key in the lower clutch bushing was a little buggered up, but the new clutch has a key with it.  Now, the drive pulley seems to be tight and snug with no play, so I imagine that is okay.  I'll bet I am going to have to take that new clutch our and check to see how or if it starts.  Good thing I have a back-up mower.  I love my Deer, though!



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Posted August 13, 2013 - 09:55 PM

Yes it was running.  Started vibrating like heck, then a clank.  I immediately shut it down at this point.  The key in the lower clutch bushing was a little buggered up, but the new clutch has a key with it.  Now, the drive pulley seems to be tight and snug with no play, so I imagine that is okay.  I'll bet I am going to have to take that new clutch our and check to see how or if it starts.  Good thing I have a back-up mower.  I love my Deer, though!


I'm sorry, I should be more specific, to me it sounds like your flywheel key is sheared or at least messed up. Worth checking IMHO.
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Posted August 14, 2013 - 10:07 AM

An x500 has belt drive to the hydro. Is there any chance the hydro belt is causing too much drag on the motor. That's all I can add to the other suggestions above.


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Posted August 14, 2013 - 10:24 AM

Does the pto clutch have a specified gap spec? Is it adjustable?



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Posted August 14, 2013 - 07:01 PM

Does the pto clutch have a specified gap spec? Is it adjustable?

Not that I am aware of.  It is not binding at all, though.  Checked that.  Thanks.






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