Rebuild Electric Clutch TORO

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by MOW ED, Jul 12, 2001.

  1. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    I have a Toro that smoked the electric clutch. The field coil became unattatched and burned up. Any tips or tricks to replacing this little guy. I believe I need a press to get the keyway out. Anyone rebuild one before? 81 bucks is better than 220.
     
  2. sdwally

    sdwally LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 385

    We normally replace the entire clutch. The reason for not rebuilding the clutch assy is the clutch plates are usually distorted and warped and bearings should be replace also. If you choose to rebuild the unit you need a press to change bearings.
    Good luck on what ever you decide to do.
     
  3. Dave

    Dave LawnSite Senior Member
    from RI
    Posts: 315

    buy the whole clutch ,I changed a field coil,then ended up changing the rotor and the bottom plate,would not engage untill 5 thousands clearence,normally 17,cost 60.00 more by pieces
     
  4. MATTHEW

    MATTHEW LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE OHIO
    Posts: 665

    if money is an object and time is not for you, try calling a few TORO dealers and see if you can get a used one. Mine burnt out in 1999 and I got a used one for about 100.00 and it works every time I hit the button!;)
     
  5. keifer

    keifer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 320

    Man they dont last long I blew all the packin out of mine with few hours. the extra money spent is better than the hassle. replace it
     
  6. Josh615

    Josh615 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    i replaced my electric clutch after the wires started melting on my mower...i took an ohm meter to the clutch and i was reading .5 ohms, which it should be around 3...this meant i was drawing way too much current through the wires and thats why it wasnt working...i just replaced the clutch with a brand new one that read 3 ohms, and i JUST got finished using it for the first time, and i started smelling burnt rubber after about an hour in to mowing...i looked down at the electric clutch and i noticed it was smoking...i quickly shut off the engine, and later tried to turn the blades back on, and now i get nothing...i have gone through 2 electric clutches...could something else be bad? if so please let me know...i really dont want to have to by a whole new mower...but this thing is starting to get on my nerves.
     

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