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Old 07-02-2014, 02:01 PM
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Trimmer trap not grass flap. I know the difference. I still prefer electric
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Sorry, my mistake.....can I plead "senile" because of my age? :-)
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Old 07-02-2014, 06:37 PM
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I talked my dealer and we discussed holes being drilled and effect of resale since I have a deal with JD to swap in every 500 hours and they said no problem on drilling 1 or 2 holes for a unit.

Now I been looking for manual lever my dealer showed me this one, but I would take the grass flap over dealing with cheap motors breaking down anyday. But this will be most likely what I will be buying

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Take a look at this one i am very happy with mine. It is simple and less likely to be tore off.
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:56 PM
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Even having to replace a motor often, the electric with foot control is far and away the most efficient design I could think of, you can up/down in a matter of a second or two without slowing at all or having to steer with one hand, and there are times when you need to be able to open the chute partially, I found it particularly helpful when dealing with cleaning up an overgrown lawn as you can lay a "windrow" of clippings that is very easy to go back and rake up later without having to get a bagger out of storage for just one job. Most of my motor breakdowns have been due to operator error, bumping into things, but not so hard that a slightly more rugged motor couldn't handle the extra abuse without trouble.
Agreed!

I'm just over 130hrs, on mine. O'Reilly's and Auto Zone are in just about every town, so I'm not sweating a motor failure too much.
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:01 PM
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OK heres how you fix the powerchute motor problem,first take the gear assembly out and weld the gear to the plate and it will last,weve done two now and both have lasted twice as long as when they were new.Heres some pics
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:13 PM
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My motor gets stuck in the full down position and sometimes in the full up position. Any ideas?
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:20 PM
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My motor gets stuck in the full down position and sometimes in the full up position. Any ideas?
Most likely this is not a motor issue, especially if your unit uses the toggle switch. What happens is after the switch gets towards the end of its life span the return spring does not return the switch to neutral. The switch has a built in overload/safety to keep if from burning out. After returning to the neutral position it will usually reset itself in 30-60 seconds. Eventually, the switch will quit working and need to be replaced.
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:26 PM
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My motor gets stuck in the full down position and sometimes in the full up position. Any ideas?
my old one does that,usualy its just a bad wire connection where the plug goes into the motor,i just push it in and it will start working again.
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:08 AM
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thanks guys, i'll play with it and see what i find
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Old 07-04-2014, 07:28 AM
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I just went through my second motor is less than a month yesterday. Very frustrating. So can the motors that go bad still be fixed? Or are they junk once they quit working?
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Old 07-04-2014, 07:30 AM
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Take a look at this one i am very happy with mine. It is simple and less likely to be tore off.
Probably getting one soon thanks for pics like it a lot.

Grass Flap over power chute any day screw motors on subject.
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