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Electric clutch rebuild kit?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Honeoye, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. Honeoye

    Honeoye LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I have been changing the electric clutch unit. They average around 225 dollars for exmark. Do they make a rebuild kit for these clutches or have they in the past? I really do not see why they don't. There's nothing that cant be replaced with minimal difficulty.If they do,where do find the kits?
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Sorry no kits that I know of. The most you may be able to replace and only on some are the bearings, No electrical parts.
  3. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,465

    you can post the exmark or warner number and i'll see what the clutch costs. but 225 is not bad. especially from a dealer.
  4. lucforce

    lucforce LawnSite Member
    Messages: 223

    You can replace the bearings, and you can replace the clutch coil. You must look into the aftermarket suppliers for the coil. Some have a manufacturers number that you can cross reference. Most require you to search and match the part. You can find high speed bearings for $15-40 per clutch and the coil for $5-75. If you replace many of the same or similar clutch-I advise that you look into this for $ in the bank. Keep a reference of the parts that fit which clutch, with some measurements.

    I did this for years and have a reference, somewhere.
  5. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    Id just replace the thing with a new 1. A clutch takes a beating. Like rob said, Ive never seen a rebuild kit for 1 either.
  6. Honeoye

    Honeoye LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I have been replacing them with new. I was just wondering if they do make replacement parts for them.... H
  7. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,465

    post the numbers off of the clutch
  8. olyman

    olyman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,649

    well--ive done bearings in mine more than once--and costs MUCH less than a new one--just set clearance at 10-15 thos--thru the side slots--and as one said--the coil looks like the same one thats used on certain old ford applications--lucforce--try and find the old referance info--would be well used---
  9. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    Ive put 3 on my Z... Only 1 the bearing has went out on it. The others the clutch itself went out. Amazing how something near all the heat lasts longer then deck pulleys. I cant keep a idler pulley on for more than a few months.
  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,448

    I was wondering if the bearing isn't the main reason these clutches fail. One I took out had the retaining tab on the bearing crack and next thing I knew I had a burned up coil. I guess if you checked these things every couple years and/or put in new bearing as preventive maintenance it might last a long time.

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