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Old 07-23-2009, 08:08 PM
RayWT RayWT is offline
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Gluing Magnets on Flywheel Kohler CV20

I put a new flywheel on this mower 5 yrs ago because the magnets had come loose. They have come loose again. Has anyone had any luck gluing the magnets on instead of purchasing a new flywheel? If so, what adhesive did you use?
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:37 PM
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Gosh I couldn't say, the odd thing is I have never in 8 years had magnets come
off any flywheel on any engine of mine (and among others I have 4 Kohlers).

I might recommend asking your dealer on this one.
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Old 07-25-2009, 04:30 AM
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I have done a few. I sand the back of the magnet to clean and remove old adhesive and clean the flywheel good. I use a 2 part epoxy and a small c-clamp. I put a small piece of wood between the magnet and the clamp. Tighten as tight as you can. make sure everything is clean and don't disorientate magnets.
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:01 AM
kayeproperties kayeproperties is offline
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I have 2 Kohler 25s and both had the magnets come loose. I thought i was in some bad magnetic time zone or something??? Im in Fla and its hott is that possibly the reason they both failed?
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Old 07-25-2009, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by kayeproperties View Post
Im in Fla and its hott is that possibly the reason they both failed?

Over time with the engines getting wet (rain/washing) the flywheel begins to rust under the magnets, After so long with the heat (engine heating/cooling) the rust finally pushes the magnet popping it from the epoxy.

Why take the chance re-gluing magnets if the stator escaped damage ?

Most likely wouldn't be so lucky when your glue job fails and wipes the stator out, Then your out a flywheel and stator......

Have a Briggs sitting here the magnets came loose on, Busted the stator mount post right out of the top of the block.....
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