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Introduction

Use this guide to replace the clutch assembly in a Little Beaver Augers MDL5HD 2017.

The auger bit is removed in this guide. While not necessary, removing it will make the repair easier.

  1. Before you begin, make sure the engine is switched off and cool to the touch. Pull the spark plug connector straight off of the spark plug.
    • Before you begin, make sure the engine is switched off and cool to the touch.

    • Pull the spark plug connector straight off of the spark plug.

  2. Use a 5/16 inch socket to remove the two nuts securing the clutch bracket clamp.
    • Use a 5/16 inch socket to remove the two nuts securing the clutch bracket clamp.

    • You may need another 5/16 inch wrench to hold the bolt from underneath while you loosen the nut.

  3. Remove the clutch bracket clamp.
    • Remove the clutch bracket clamp.

  4. Use a 5/32 inch hex wrench to loosen the two set screws on the clutch drum.
    • Use a 5/32 inch hex wrench to loosen the two set screws on the clutch drum.

  5. Slide the clutch drum straight off of the clutch rotor assembly. Slide the clutch drum straight off of the clutch rotor assembly.
    • Slide the clutch drum straight off of the clutch rotor assembly.

  6. Use a flathead screwdriver or small pry bar to pry the clutch drum off of the flexible shaft. Slide the clutch drum off of the flexible shaft and remove it. During reassembly, apply anti-seize lubricant to the interface between the clutch drum and flexible shaft.
    • Use a flathead screwdriver or small pry bar to pry the clutch drum off of the flexible shaft.

    • Slide the clutch drum off of the flexible shaft and remove it.

    • During reassembly, apply anti-seize lubricant to the interface between the clutch drum and flexible shaft.

    • The clutch drum can be replaced as part of the clutch assembly replacement.

    • The replacement clutch drum should come with a new pilot bearing installed. If it doesn't, you may need to install a new pilot bearing.

  7. Use a long-handle 5/32 inch hex wrench to loosen the two set screws on the clutch rotor assembly. The first photo shows the set screws on the replacement part for reference. Loosen the screws on the installed part, not the replacement part.
    • Use a long-handle 5/32 inch hex wrench to loosen the two set screws on the clutch rotor assembly.

    • The first photo shows the set screws on the replacement part for reference. Loosen the screws on the installed part, not the replacement part.

    • The screws are positioned behind the clutch rotor and won't be easy to access. Use a long-handle hex wrench as shown in the second photo.

  8. Slide the clutch rotor assembly off of the engine drive shaft. The clutch rotor assembly can be replaced as part of the clutch assembly replacement.
    • Slide the clutch rotor assembly off of the engine drive shaft.

    • The clutch rotor assembly can be replaced as part of the clutch assembly replacement.

    • During reassembly, make sure the clutch rotor assembly key is inserted correctly into its slot before reassembly.

    • During reassembly, apply anti-seize lubricant to the interface between the clutch rotor and engine drive shaft.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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