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Posted July 10, 2011 - 08:57 AM

The clutch on my GT235 went out and I put on a new one, JD#AM126100. Everything looked good and I have just replaced both bearings in the jackshaft pulley.
When mowing the clutch will start making a "rattling" noise and I feel some vibration. I can throttle down and back up and it quits. It varies in frequency and grass load makes no difference. This clutch does not have the 3 adjustment bolts that I have had on other mowers. So any thoughts, I really hate ruining a new $150 part !

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Posted July 12, 2011 - 10:08 PM

I wish I could help you out, but the only thing I can think of is maybe the clutch is loose on the crank shaft. Sorry I can't come up with more, but this will bump this thread back to the top for a little bit. Good Luck

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Posted July 15, 2011 - 05:12 PM

Sounds to me like it could be a balance problem, possibly a stabilizer that is loose (if it has any).

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Posted July 16, 2011 - 08:39 AM

I am not familiar with this setup but is there an idler or belt tensioner that could be loose or have a bad bearing. Also it could be something unrelated to the deck that is being excited by the vibration from the deck when it is engaged. I'd check all the belt guides and covers as well.