wright wheel motor

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by clay duncan, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. clay duncan

    clay duncan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    my wright velke mower with 600 hrs. started leaking oil at the seal on the wheel motor today. mower is still under warranty and mechanic wants to replace the seal. i dont like the idea of cracking into the motor to replace a seal only to have it break again when the motor is out of warranty. i guess my question is do you think this wheel motor can be fixed or is this going to be a temporary repair......clay
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    It depends on who's doing the cracking, Also whether there is any wear (play/slop) in the out-put shaft bearing that caused the seal to start leaking.

    In most cases the OEM's are the one's that decide how a warranty repair is performed. If they say repair that's the only option.
  3. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,164

    Most of the time the seal you see on the shaft of the wheel motor is actually what the manufacture refers to as a dust cover. They usually get wrapped in fishing line and etc., and will leak small amounts of fluid, but the real seals are internal. Like Rob stated if the unit is still covered under warranty then the tech and the dealer will inspect the motor and determine the extend of the damage. If the play at the wheel motor shaft is excessive and it is determined that it is not from abuse(jumping off curbs is the most common killer) then it will either be fixed or replaced depending on cost of material and time of repair.

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