Leaky Wheel Motor-Porter on Scag 36"WB

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by ed2hess, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,366

    The motor continues to work but leaking. Based on the play the bearing is shot. This is a JD special Porter....two years old. Has anyone had any luck in replacing those two outside bearing and extended life? I haven't taken it apart so I don't know if the coupling shaft is damaged a lot...I think I caught the failure pretty early. The cost of the coupling shaft is $180 so I definitely not going to replace that....the bearings and seals would be around $60.
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,366

    Can I conclude nobody has even tried to repair a drive motor.....or tried and it failed. Kinda thought since these are big dollar items there would be some repair going on since the parts are available.
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Well, I have never had one come in worn/leaking. [​IMG]

    If I did I wouldn't hesitate repairing it if the shaft only moved a little, Other wise I would just replace the whole motor and know I wouldn't have problems anytime soon.

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