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So I have a problem....I'll start at the beginning. About 1½ months the wires got torn from the clutch and we took it apart to see what was up. It wasn't fixable. Torn wires and the clutch was really worn. So
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there begin the search for a clutch. After doing some research I kept coming across people saying xtream clutches were the best (is this right?). So I bought one. Took some time to get in but once it did i put it on. I mowed 2 yards then when I was almost done w yard 3 there was a LOUD banging. I disengaged the pto and it still kept going. I turned to mower off and push it to the front where I towed it back w another mower. So I took it off and it came off in 2 pieces. The top half and the bottom part (the pulley). It broke all 3 of the metal rivets that hold the pulley to the clutch. I called xtream and after talking they sent a new one. The voltage was not right going to the clutch so we started to diagnose it. It came to be a bad regulator and a bad pto switch. We replaced both. Then I put the new clutch back on. I cut 5 yards and it was fine. Well about 2 passes from being done with yard number 6 it did the banging again. It makes the banging when the engine is running even if the pto is off. I got it back to the house and went back and finished the yard. After I came back and took it off again. It broke 1 out of 3 of the rivets but it's done. So sorry for the long story. What keeps making this happen? Any other brand clutches I could try? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks. The first one is the one broken and the second is it not broken....
 

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Never heard of such a thing.
What brand mower and engine is this ?
There should be a retainer of some type that holds the clutch frame from rotating. Could that be loose? Allowing the whole clutch to spin then it catches and breaks.
 

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So I have a problem....

Yea... Either the anti-rotation bar fell off when you had your 1st problem or the stop welded to the undercarrage/engine deck is missing or you are not putting the clutch on correctly....

Take it to your dealer and have them replace the clutch.........
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Yup, forgot to secure the retainer / anti-rotator.
In this picture the bracket F is bolted onto the clutch to keep it from spinning and is held in place by E

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In the future it would help if you posted the make, model and serial number of the machine.
 

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Never heard of such a thing.
What brand mower and engine is this ?
There should be a retainer of some type that holds the clutch frame from rotating. Could that be loose? Allowing the whole clutch to spin then it catches and breaks.
Simplicity landlord.Briggs 16hp vanguard. And yes the anti rotation device. It's installed the correct way
 

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Yup, forgot to secure the retainer / anti-rotator.
In this picture the bracket F is bolted onto the clutch to keep it from spinning and is held in place by E

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In the future it would help if you posted the make, model and serial number of the machine.
So they way they have mine set up is there's a piece of metal that hangs down next to the crankshaft and the clutch has 3 points that point out. So you line it up in-between 2 of em and line the wires up and that piece holds it in. Also sorry. It's a simplicity landlord w the 16hp briggs vanguard. I'll see if I can get the serial tomorrow
 

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So they way they have mine set up is there's a piece of metal that hangs down next to the crankshaft and the clutch has 3 points that point out. So you line it up in-between 2 of em and line the wires up and that piece holds it in. Also sorry. It's a simplicity landlord w the 16hp briggs vanguard. I'll see if I can get the serial tomorrow
Is this picture an accurate representation of what we're looking at?
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If so looking at where that red arrow points, it states "Hold hex washer (Ref. No. 21) and torque to 45-50 ft.lbs."
Sorry to have to ask but is that being done?
 

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How many clutch wires would make it past 5 seconds of clutch engagement if the anti rotating device is misssing/not secured
Have you or anyone checked if the clutch to engine shaft fitment is right? (Bearings oversized according to shaft size?)
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So I have a problem....I'll start at the beginning. About 1½ months the wires got torn from the clutch and we took it apart to see what was up. It wasn't fixable. Torn wires and the clutch was really worn.
 

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Clutch #1 wires torn out.
Clutch #2 lasted 5 years
From the pics of clutch #2, it looks like damage from the blades striking something.
Extreme clutches pretty good but not without problems.
 

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Is this picture an accurate representation of what we're looking at?
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If so looking at where that red arrow points, it states "Hold hex washer (Ref. No. 21) and torque to 45-50 ft.lbs."
Sorry to have to ask but is that being done?
Um yes that's it. And yes torqued to 50 ft lbs
 

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How many clutch wires would make it past 5 seconds of clutch engagement if the anti rotating device is misssing/not secured
Have you or anyone checked if the clutch to engine shaft fitment is right? (Bearings oversized according to shaft size?)
It's exact to spec. I called xtream (after the first) and gave them all the info and they got the same clutch for it
 
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