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#112211 30/05/21 07:28 PM
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Hello all I am a first time participant having recently acquired a Morrison 400. It has a QPE55 engine. Third time mowing and the blades stopped engaging. Investigation showed a broken drive shaft just where it connects to the clutch drive assembly . Any suggestions would be appreciated Paul

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Hello SilverLeaf
That doesn't sound too good.

I think we need some images to understand this.


SilverLeaf #112217 30/05/21 10:03 PM
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G'day Paul and Jack I've seen a couple of these new engines with damaged pto shafts when basically brand new ,both machines were taken back to the place of purchase for a full refund, otherwise it may be worth getting in contact with Consumer Affairs. The engines that I looked at were on Wood Chippers ,the drive assembly coming loose on the crank on first use and not an operator misusing the equipment. If it's damaged from the third time of use and hasn't been damaged from misusing the equipment ,I would contact the supplier for a free repair , replacement or full refund. Cheers Max.

maxwestern #112218 31/05/21 11:24 PM
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Thanks Max I should have made it clear that while the failure happened on my third mow, I am the latest owner of an old machine. See attached photo of the end pop the broken drive shaft. Suspect it will mean a replacement shaft or perhaps new motor. Cheers Paul

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