B + S clutch mechanism question

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by rikwatson, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. rikwatson

    rikwatson LawnSite Member
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    Just a quicky (I hope).

    Have diagnosed the fault with my starter clutch thingy (ball bearings slipping out of little housings) and have sourced a replacement. The only trouble is that I can't see how to remove the clutch mechanism off the central spoke.

    Engine is a 959002 with Classic printed on the top casing. Any help would be very welcome. I'm hoping I don't require specialist tools etc.



    UBRKIFIX LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    b&s makes a tool for this part #19244 the part # for the clutch is 399671 please stay away for the after market clutch they cause more problems then they fix.however you dont need a special tool to take it off.use a chisle to take off it screws off counter clockwise.it has to be put back on tight.to hold the flywheel on. good luck.
  3. rikwatson

    rikwatson LawnSite Member
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    Which bit exactly would I be chiseling to get it off??! Also, do you mean stay away from non manufacturers replacements?

    UBRKIFIX LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    the part that you need to chisel on will be the cornors that the screws from the screen are attached too.getting it off is no big deal were you chisel from just be careful when putting the new one back on.yes stay away from the non oem.good luck!!:hammerhead:
  5. fly-4-fun

    fly-4-fun LawnSite Member
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    I don't know if I'd use a chisel on the tabs, maybe a brass bar about 1/2" in diameter or even just a piece of flat bar to hit to loosen the clutch. I'd think using a chisel to put the new clutch on would might cut one of them off. Just my .02 worth.

    FIXDISS LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 445

    By all means use a blunt instrument if you don't have a couple of strap wrenches or a big pair of channel-lock pliers. :hammerhead:

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