I have a Wright Velke 48" 2005 model, I believe it has the warner mag clutch. It has 80 hours on it, and I have taken good care of it. This morning I started to notice a faint noise that almost sounded like a bad hydro pump of a bad idler bearing... But I took it to my dealer... He says the clutch bearings are shot. Quotes me 360 for the part only. 415 including labor. 1. How the hell does a clutch break in 80 hours? I have been sucking up thatch with the mower (de thatching with another machine) and have been turning the blades on and off quite a bit, but still, I shouldnt have to worry about the clutch should I? Thats what its made for! 2. Is $360 way too expensive for a clutch bearing? Overall, I jsut want to know if anyone has had clutch problems with any of the Wright mowers, especcially the Velke, and Id like to know how to go about complaining to Wright. I can't get the warranty becuase I am the second owner. I bought the machine with 60 hours. Should I sell this puppy and buy something else, or do you think Ill start to have better luck the rest of this season?