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Problems with Clutch

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by nathannc, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. nathannc

    nathannc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 251

    After catching on something, one of the wires leading to my clutch broke close to where it enters the clutch assembly. In fact, after I removed the clutch, I could just barely feel some wire where it passes through a rubber grommet into the body of the clutch. Really, couldn't see any wire but, I could feel it.

    Figuring I had nothing to lose, I stuck a soldering gun on the little piece of wire. Amid smoke and fumes from the rubber grommet, I managed to place a drop of solder in the middle of the grommet eyelet hoping to catch some wire. Fiddling with the soldering gun, I carefully soldered on a piece of new wire. I braced the new wire with some clear silicone to help secure it. This fix seemed to work. However, I think it is temporary.

    With that in mind, I have a couple of questions.

    The first is, how difficult would it be to tear apart the clutch and make a more reliable repair? If not too difficult, any tips for the disassembly/assembly?

    Secondly, assuming that can't be done, where is the best place to buy new clutches? This particular mower is a Ferris IS3000.

    Dave in NC
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Hello Dave,

    Without your unit Mfg. number AND serial number I can't tell which brand/style clutch was used on your unit.

    This Place seems to have reasonable pricing on clutches....
  3. nathannc

    nathannc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 251

    Thanks Rob for the info. I'll give them a try if the fix I did doesn't last. It was a Warner Clutch with the part number being 5023233. The one I have only has 450 hours on it and it would be a shame to have to trash it just because of a broken wire.

    Dave in NC

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