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I have (2) D-250's. Two weeks ago i found *both* of them had their clutches sticking. They were both working fine the week prior. I figure the humidity must've done something. So I tried every trick in the book to get them free - jamming against a tree, pressing/depressing the clutch pedal, quickly accelerating, braking and gunning the throttle - nothing worked. 


Then I found a trick that frees the clutch in 10 minutes - with a paint scraper! Underneath the tractor, the oil pan has an inspection window. If i hold the clutch pedal down with my hand (while underneath), I can stick the paint scraper in between the flywheel and clutch plate and free it up. Rotate the motor and repeat in the 3 sections of the clutch that are accessible through the window, and voila! After about 10 minutes I can get it free! It worked like a charm on the one, so I did the same on the 2nd, and now they're both free!


Hope this helps folks out in the future who get their clutches stuck!

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