Best way to clean Integrated Pump and Wheel Motor unit

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  1. Exmark fan

    Exmark fan LawnSite Senior Member
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    EE888A9D-D128-426C-BC56-3E036C14B69B.jpeg What are some good ways to clean this integrated pump and wheel motor unit. I pulled it from a 2012 Exmark Lazer Z 60. LZX980KC606 I have a leak coming from somewhere on the unit. Thanks, Exmark Fan
     
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  2. Mason Petrov

    Mason Petrov LawnSite Member
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    Are you talking the outside or the internals?
     
  3. OP
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    Exmark fan

    Exmark fan LawnSite Senior Member
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    This is the right side pump and motor unit. I am talking about the outside. I am attaching the parts breakdown for this mower.
     

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  4. Mason Petrov

    Mason Petrov LawnSite Member
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    I use a air compressor, and brake cleaner or another degreaser for areas I want really clean
     
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  5. That Guy Gary

    That Guy Gary LawnSite Gold Member
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    Compressed air with a gun on the hose will remove 95% of it. Pressure washers are fine if you've got the smarts to avoid blasting any seals with it, dish soap and a scrub brush after blowing off works fine too.

    Harbor freight sells an engine cleaning gun that works really well, it's an air tool. It's an air gun with a pickup for cleaning solution.
     
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    Exmark fan

    Exmark fan LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would use compressed air but I don’t have an air compressor. I will check out the Harbor Freight tool.
     
  7. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Fanatic
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    That ain't gonna work fer ya...uses compressed air, right ?
    Get a stiff parts cleaning brush from an auto parts store, and a couple cans of spray carb cleaner ( with a straw).
    Dry brush the heavy crud off first, then spray/brush.
    U can finish with a cut down paint brush ( softer) and gas or carb cleaner.
    Not much else ya can do w/o an air supply.
     
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  8. hal

    hal LawnSite Silver Member
    from Georgia
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    Use your backpack blower to get the big stuff off and then do what bigfish said
     
  9. Dawson

    Dawson LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would spray it down with engine degreaser and then spray it off with the garden hose. That'll get 95% of the crud off and won't hurt a thing.
     
  10. Breezmeister

    Breezmeister LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from South Jersey
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    Those things are a bear to take out......:dizzy:

    More then likely, the seal under the fan has gone bad, they are the ones I replace the most, then the one on the side once. Both can be replaced with out removing the complete unit.

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    My Exmark dealer gets me a after market seal kit with just the seals, not the gasket for the base. I have never had one of those gaskets leak.

    Pt # 109 4581 Number 4 on page 16. Arm controll for the pump, it's fragile. Becareful how you handle the pump. I have broken one so far.........:eek:

    Do not use break clean to clean the pump, it will damage the rubber on the seals.
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