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Mowing with my 244H over the weekend ---- the electric clutch stopped working.  It functioned intermittently, 

after initial stoppage.  

 

I checked around for a bit ---- and found the problem.  Put my volt meter on the battery

while it was running - and only measured 10 volts.  Shut the tractor off ---- same result.  

That clutch draws a lot of juice!   

 

Charging circuit was blown  (fuse melted into the fuse box).  

 

Not sure how long this issue has been around.  Put a new battery into the tractor last October. 

For all I know, the system wasn't working, then. 

 

I replaced the charging fuse after digging out all the melted plastic, and voltage now reads a steady 14.  

Trickle charged for an afternoon ---- and off to the races.  

 

 

 

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Always good when it works out Cheap!!!

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What engine is in a 244H? I've never heard of that model. Love those easy fixes.

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244H uses a vertical shaft Onan single cylinder 14 Horse.   

 

It's a Toro/Wheel Horse ----- but the frame and rear axle are  unquestionably WH.   

 

I like it ---- but not quite heavy enough for my hilly yard.  

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Built in the early 90's, they are a tough lawn tractor and the 14hp Onan is really dependable. Hydro transmission is too. 

They ARE a lawn tractor so, hilly lawns will challenge them. 

I had one gifted to me and was surprised at how well it functioned. 

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2 hours ago, Watch this Richard said:

244H uses a vertical shaft Onan single cylinder 14 Horse.   

 

It's a Toro/Wheel Horse ----- but the frame and rear axle are  unquestionably WH.   

 

I like it ---- but not quite heavy enough for my hilly yard.  

Thanks, just when I think I have the model numbers figured out I learn something new.

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4 hours ago, Watch this Richard said:

replaced the charging fuse after digging out all the melted plastic, and voltage now reads a steady 14.

My guess is the fuse holder connections were corroded and that caused them to heat up at the connections. The clutch shouldn't draw more than about ten amps.

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If you need to replace the fuse block Del Electric sells that exact fuse block and pins for not much money.  That fuse block is used on many WH tractors.

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I just picked up a little 244h This week that wasn't suppose to run. I had it running before I took it off the trailer. Mowed about half the front yard and smoked the coil so Im waiting on a replacement. I normally stay away from the vertical shafts but Im kind of impressed by it so far.

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