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#1 Rainier OFFLINE  

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Posted October 14, 2016 - 04:44 PM

The mower deck on my h14 is getting a make over. Looking at the diagram it shows a retainer that goes between the sling and lower bearing. The shafts I have are not grooved to place a clip. So the way they were is with the bearing riding on the sling. Is this ok or should I look into getting different shafts? The hole assembly always seems a little lose when everything is put together.
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Posted October 14, 2016 - 05:42 PM

There is no groove in the shaft for the retaining ring. The retaining ring essentially acts as a spacer and was ultimately replaced with a thrust washer on later higher serial numbered decks.

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Posted October 14, 2016 - 05:49 PM

Here is a picture of the brake down. I don't see a purpose for the retainer clip.

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Posted October 14, 2016 - 05:52 PM

Ok so should I install the retainer clips, or should I get some thrust washers to put in there place?

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Posted October 14, 2016 - 06:00 PM

Just use the retaining clips. They basically just keep the dust caps from rubbing the bottom of the housing.
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Posted October 14, 2016 - 06:01 PM

There is no groove in the shaft for the retaining ring. The retaining ring essentially acts as a spacer and was ultimately replaced with a thrust washer on later higher serial numbered decks.


300 for pounds! No wonder I am always having it come lose!
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Posted October 14, 2016 - 06:04 PM

150 inch pounds on top bolt first, 300 inch pounds on bottom. I always use a dab of threadlocker.
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Posted October 14, 2016 - 06:09 PM

:ditto: what classicbolens said!


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Posted October 15, 2016 - 12:26 PM

The clips (snap rings) also serve to keep the spindle shaft in place if you have the belt off and the deck upside down and remove the blade and hub - otherwise, with the weight of the pulley, gravity can allow the shaft to slide out of the bearings under the right conditions.  


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