44' Toro Proline, Blade Engagement

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by hofferj01, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. hofferj01

    hofferj01 LawnSite Member
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    Hello, I am having problems engaging my blades, the fuses keeps blowing. Blades will engage after I replace the fuses, but the fuses will blow after a couple minutes... Took the belt off that connects the clutch and blades to re-leave the tension, and the the fuse still blew. I replaced bearings in the clutch (that is what the shop said was wrong)

    Any suggestion would be great?

    Thank, Justin
     
  2. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The bearings would not make the fuse blow. But a bad coil in the clutch will. Also look for any chaffed wires goin to the clutch.
     
  3. hofferj01

    hofferj01 LawnSite Member
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    There are no chaffed wires, does it sound like the clutch or an electrical problem? Would the clutch still engage blades if the coil is bad. If u think it's the coils in the clutch would it be easy to replace them, since i all ready have 60 dollars in bearings????

    Thanks
     
  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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  5. hofferj01

    hofferj01 LawnSite Member
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    Checked the clutch with the feeler gauge, seems to within the range of my manual. (.030mm - 0.45mm)
     
  6. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    The clutch wears grooves in the plates over time thus when inserting a feeler gauge in the slot is reading the high spots on the plates but not the mating surface (grooves). This will allow a wider air gap.

    Adjust to my spec. and see if it doesn't solve your problem, I have been using this spec. per Snapper for over 15 yrs. on all clutches with no problems.
     
  7. hofferj01

    hofferj01 LawnSite Member
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    Replaced the clutch for $130, and now is working great.. thank you all for your help
     

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