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Encore Spindle Removal Help, can't get the pulley and holder off!

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by MXHalofan, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. MXHalofan

    MXHalofan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    Wow, the pulley holder will not come off the top of the pulley. I beat the spindle shaft down and tried to pry the holder off off the pulley and the spindle shaft with no luck. Next thing to try is a three jaw puller on the whole pulley.

    That spindle shaft has a keyway. Guess it's all just welded itself together. Anyone had any luck with these old encore spindles? Thanks
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    There should be six holes in the pulley hub, You removed three screws from the hub. Thread the three screws into the other three holes, Tighten each screw about a quarter turn at a time working in a circle between the three.

    The screws will jack the pulley down off the hub, Then lightly drive a screwdriver in the slot in the hub. This will spread it open and it should slide off with your hand....

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