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Wright Stander Clutch issue

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by howie099, Nov 21, 2004.

  1. howie099

    howie099 LawnSite Member
    from Chicago
    Posts: 8

    I bought a Wright Stander from a friend with a blown motor and I just swapped the motor. My problem is the blades will not enguage and I am guessing that it might be the clutch since it was locked pretty good on the old motor. It there anyway of testing these things or the switch that anyone knows of? It is a recoil starter so I do not have a battery on this unit. It is a 42" w/a new Kawasaki Engine.

    Thanks for the help

  2. Goodguy001

    Goodguy001 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    Start up the mower and check to see what voltage is going to the clutch wire.

    UNISCAPER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,426

    Since you installed a new engine, let me ask you this one...Does the engine you installed have a charging kit on it, for an electric clutch mower? I made this mistake once and had an spare engine until one of my manual clutch machines lost an engine....

    The simple things are what it is 90% of the time!
  4. howie099

    howie099 LawnSite Member
    from Chicago
    Posts: 8

    Yes, I do have a charging coil on this Engine. I made sure before I ordered it and it has a Red wire and black wire (On the Kawasaki's the red in the coil and black in the kill)
  5. howie099

    howie099 LawnSite Member
    from Chicago
    Posts: 8

    I will check and see. I am guessing I should see about 12 volts.
  6. jim dailey

    jim dailey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 614

    Take a trip to the j.thomas web site...they have a whole section there on how to test and adjust the electric clutch. It's very informative...
  7. howie099

    howie099 LawnSite Member
    from Chicago
    Posts: 8

    Thank you for the info I will take a look. I know there had to be info somewhere it is just finding it sometimes.
  8. CCWKen

    CCWKen LawnSite Member
    Posts: 113

    Check to make sure the clutch works by attaching a battery. You should hear it click. If it does, check the output from the engine. Most engine alternators have AC output and require an inline diode to operate DC accessories. The clutch will not work on AC engine output.

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