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Blades on Dixie Chopper keep spinning after disengaging

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by tinman, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Messages: 1,346

    Not every time but most. Not turning full speed but still turning. Any ideas. thnx
  2. CCWKen

    CCWKen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 113

    Sounds like the clutch break is wearing out. How old is the machine?
  3. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Messages: 1,346

    5th year using it...3rd full time
  4. cclllc

    cclllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 911

    Too much tension on the belt would cause it.
  5. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Too much belt tension and or the two belt guides at the engine pully too far apart,Engage the deck and adjust the guides to 1/8 inch from the back of the belt with a little foward tilt,This should take care of it.
  6. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    My DC never had a clutch brake. They would coast down for almost a minute after disengaging. Customers would always walk up and I was always afraid they'd stick their foot under the deck thinking the deck is off.
  7. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Maybe you should check the rear guide adjustments also,The blades should stop spining within 30 sec.
  8. MOOSE

    MOOSE LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    You have a spindle with bad bearings. I had the same problem and replaced the bearings. And now no problems with blades that keep turning.
  9. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I second the brake pads.
  10. tshank

    tshank LawnSite Member
    Messages: 201

    Choppers don't have a blade brake.

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