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Old 06-01-2005, 11:00 PM
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Blades on Dixie Chopper keep spinning after disengaging

Not every time but most. Not turning full speed but still turning. Any ideas. thnx
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Old 06-01-2005, 11:18 PM
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Sounds like the clutch break is wearing out. How old is the machine?
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Old 06-01-2005, 11:21 PM
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Old 06-02-2005, 12:59 AM
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Too much tension on the belt would cause it.
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Not every time but most. Not turning full speed but still turning. Any ideas. thnx


Too much belt tension and or the two belt guides at the engine pully too far apart,Engage the deck and adjust the guides to 1/8 inch from the back of the belt with a little foward tilt,This should take care of it.
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Sounds like the clutch break is wearing out. How old is the machine?
My DC never had a clutch brake. They would coast down for almost a minute after disengaging. Customers would always walk up and I was always afraid they'd stick their foot under the deck thinking the deck is off.
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My DC never had a clutch brake. They would coast down for almost a minute after disengaging. Customers would always walk up and I was always afraid they'd stick their foot under the deck thinking the deck is off.

Maybe you should check the rear guide adjustments also,The blades should stop spining within 30 sec.
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Old 06-03-2005, 06:38 PM
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You have a spindle with bad bearings. I had the same problem and replaced the bearings. And now no problems with blades that keep turning.
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Old 06-03-2005, 11:02 PM
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Sounds like the clutch break is wearing out. How old is the machine?
I second the brake pads.
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Old 06-03-2005, 11:20 PM
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Choppers don't have a blade brake.
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