Echo 265T Clutch Ring Shot

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by ed2hess, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,894

    The ring wore completely off. Many years on this unit. Lucky I bought a siezed up unit for $50 so I got parts.


  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,187

    Let me guess. No guard and 3ft of line paid out it's entire life?
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,894

    No guard but not 3ft. but did have torque gearbox. First time I seen one wear thru. BTW did wear thru muffler and replaced it a month ago.
  4. Breezmeister

    Breezmeister LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from South Jersey
    Messages: 1,967

    It's the metal on metal clutch shoes. What I have been doing is when I have to replace a clutch cup, I'll order a set of the old style shoes with the coating on them.
    The other problem with these metal on metal shoes is that they generate a lot of heat, frying the bearing and even melting the fan case.
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  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,894

    Echo has fiction pads .......clutch pads not worn down. I probably replaced those 3 times in life of this unit.

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