scag blades will not engage .

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by befnme, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
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    my blade clutch toggle finally went out so i bought a new toggle from "landscapesupplyonline" and put it in but my blade clutch still will not engage . before it went out here recently it would turn itself in the off position quite frequently . then i would turn the toggle back on and the blades would spin again . but this last time was the last time . now i am lost the clutch never slipped or hesitated to engage at all . any one got as clue what i need to do now ?
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm not as familiar with the Scaggs, But I would unplug the clutch under the unit and test for current from the switch with a multimeter. If none then go to the switch and check for current going into it. Post back what you find.
     
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    For the most part, blade clutchs last a long time. I can only rmember one ever going south on one of my WB's and that only had like 50 or 60 hours on it. Turned out a couple of welds let go and it was completly waranteed too so I was covered.

    The fact you said my blade clutch toggle finally went out makes me think maybe so did the clutch...
     
  4. weedwoop

    weedwoop LawnSite Member
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    My Scag cougar has a 15a fuse in the clutch circuit. I had some chaffed wires going to the clutch and blowing the fuse. On the cougar, I found the fuse under the seat. I don,t know what model you have, but if you look around a little i bet you will find it.
     
  5. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
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    do you think that the clutch would go out if it has never had a problem ? well come to think of it i guess if it was an electrical problem inside the clutch that may have been what was turning the switch off so many times .
     
  6. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
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    thanks restrorob i will do that tomarrow and post back . do you think there is a fuse or relay somewhere ?
     
  7. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    As I said I'm not up on the Scaggs but most units do have a fuse and some have relays. You will have to look around as weedwoop suggested but the quick test I explained will tell you if it is indeed the clutch ,A fuse or a relay. In most cases when a clutch goes bad it will not flip the switch off it just stops working,
     
  8. Steppenwolf

    Steppenwolf LawnSite Senior Member
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    Check the air gap on the clutch,and did you get the exact same toggle switch that you had?
     
  9. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
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    yes same exact one . it dosent have 6 different wires to plug up only a molded rubber plug with the wires imbedded so it has to be exact .
     
  10. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
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    thanks i will test it sunday .
     

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