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I am noticing that in 2nd gear high range that I'm getting a squeal as I let the clutch out. Toro belt is a year old. It goes away when underway, but that initial slipping of the clutch is beginning to annoy. Only get it in 2nd and 3rd high, after belt warms up.

I can't remember if there is an adjustment for the clutch. Just a pedal adjustment I think. I also don't use that clutch spring dampener, took that off when I did the restoration. Maybe I should put that back on... What do you think?

I wonder if this past year pushing snow may have worn the belt... but I don't know... these WH's can go years on a belt.
 

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I would venture that maybe the belt has stethced a little --and without the tensioner/dampner--it could 'slip/squeal"--re-Install it and see what gives...

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Is there paint on the pulley?

You may want to add the gas spring and also a clutch return spring. The older models used the return spring. It attachs to the clutch arm on the clutch side and then to the gusset bracket on the trans.
 

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I thought this was normal. My 314-8 makes a chirp sound when letting out the clutch in 2nd and 3rd, and engaging the PTO. I think it adds "character"...:thThumbsU
-BK
 

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I get a chirp when I do this in high + 3rd. Sometimes it occurs in 2nd, unless I let out on the clutch nice and easy.

Always had this problem with the old Craftsman II and the belts lasted several years without replacing.

I too assumed this is just a normal sound from a well-used belt. Heard plenty of chirps at the Wheel Horse show last weekend! :D
 
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