Briggs recoil starter clutch?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fga, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
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    How ya doing? The bearings on my B & S clutch are shot, and I have to replace the clutch. Any idea on how to get this thing off? I don't see any bolts for it. I'm about to push this mower into a river........
     
  2. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
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    It spins off clockwise They have a tool to take it off. But you can use a hammer tap it colckwise and it will spin off.
     
  3. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sorry that shoud be taken off counter clockwise and put on clockwise. righty tighty lefty loosey
     
  4. barnard

    barnard LawnSite Senior Member
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    Use a large pair of channel lock pliers on the large lugs .that the small screws holdin g the wire screen were in.
     
  5. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thanks guys! Atleast now I have a clue. There's only a few mower shops around here, and not only are they rediculously priced, but you get your machines back in about a month:angry: . So I try and do things myself, despite the grief. Glad you guys are around and this site!
     
  6. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
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    I got it off, thanks. I don't think I have to replace it, I cleaned it up w/ WD40, and it spins really good. I was going to add some grease, what would you recommend in this situation? I lost one bearing in the process, just disappered :confused: The new clutch is only about 10-15 bucks, but they treat you like crap when you go in there, rather not do it.
     
  7. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
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    Don't had grease. Get the new clutch anything like grease or wd 40 will cause dirt biuld up and quit working again.
     
  8. eddies

    eddies LawnSite Member
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    Dont use grease because the balls are free floating. WD 40 is ok it will evaporate over time. The small hole in the end is for lubrication without taking the entire clutch off, some older units do not have the hole.
     

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