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How do I know which clutch is slipping on my WD?

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Gary Beyer

09-09-2002 09:59:40

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One of the clutches is slipping on my WD, and I'm not sure how I can tell which. I am not using the PTO, I am just not moving when pulling a heavy load. I suppose the answer is to just replace both, but it's bugging me that I can't answer the question!


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Gordon in IN

09-10-2002 20:41:58

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 Re: How do I know which clutch is slipping on my WD? in reply to Gary Beyer, 09-09-2002 09:59:40  
With the engine running at a SLOW IDLE, engage the power take off. Put a "heavy pull" load on the drawbar. With both cluches engaged, if the tractor does not move and the power take off (PTO) is still turning, the hand clutch (transmission clutch) is slipping or "broke". BE CAREFUL - IF THE CLUTCHES "GRAB" OR TAKE HOLD" OR "WORK PROPERLY" AT THIS POINT THE TRACTOR COULD "REAR - UP" OR "FLIP OVER" ON YOU. Be ready to instantly disengage both clutches to prevent such event. If the tractor does not move and the PTO does not turn, the engine clutch is slipping or "broke". If the engine clutch is the problem, before "tearing the tractor down", check the "fingers" on the pressure plate, the piviot pins for the fingers and check for proper "free pedal" adjustment, also look for broken springs in the pressure plate. If the hand clutch (transmission clutch) is the problem, you may need to adjust it as mentioned in other responses here. Another possibility is that it is "broke". I have seen two of these clutch assemblies that have had the "six itty bitty" rivets attaching each clutch plate to each hub sheared off. (Yes, there are TWO clutch plates in the hand (transmission) clutch assembly. If this is your problem, a major "tear down" is required to fix it. BE SURE TO FIND AND REMOVE ALL OF THE SHEARED RIVETS AND OTHER PIECES FROM THE TRANSMISSION HOUSING. (Count the pieces and account for all of them.) A rivet or half of a rivet fed through the gears will not "help" anything and will probably cause a LOT of trouble (such as a cracked transmission case or a broken PTO housing or cracked or damaged gear). Good luck and hope for the best (least work required) results. Gordon in IN

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Duey (IA)

09-09-2002 11:05:12

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 Re: How do I know which clutch is slipping on my WD? in reply to Gary Beyer, 09-09-2002 09:59:40  
If the PTO stops or slows down when the clutch slips, it's the foot clutch. If the hand clutch pulls in fairly easy and doesn't have a good snap when disengaging,then that could be the culprit. That could require adjusting. You may have to have a friend help watch the PTO if it slips when pulling hard so you can determine which one it is. Duey.

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09-09-2002 17:08:39

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 Re: Re: How do I know which clutch is slipping on my WD? in reply to Duey (IA), 09-09-2002 11:05:12  
Yes, I agree, if the hand clutch has a good snap it probably is the foot clutch. If the hand clutch doesn't have a fair snap to it, take a even numberof shims out from the adjustment and see if it helps. It isn't hard, but you have to take off the battery and cover to the hand clutch to get to it. Again not hard. Check your manual, if you don't have one get one, it willanswer questions about this job and a whole lot of others.

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