Snapper drive disc

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Old 02-02-10, 07:50 AM
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Snapper drive disc

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I've got a 1997 Snapper 21" commercial walk behind (model number CP21550KWV). The drive disc for the self propelled (Snapper P/N 7061275) is making a ton of noise and needs to be replaced.

It looks like both Snapper and Stens make replacements. The Stens part is slightly more expensive. Which one is better quality and will last longer? I don't mind spending a couple extra bucks if the Stens part is better but I don't want to buy them both to find out the hard way

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Old 02-02-10, 08:26 AM
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The oringinal lasted 13 years. Always better to go with OEM parts.
 
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Old 02-02-10, 09:01 AM
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Actually, I have replaced it a few times. I have always used the OEM part in the past, but I'm beginning to wonder if the Stens part might be better.

I see they offer a heavy duty driven disc assembly that appears to be superior to Snapper's... wondering if the same might be true for the drive disc.

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Old 02-02-10, 11:39 AM
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If you have had to replace it a few times, then try the Stens.
Why did it have to be replaced? worn, breaking apart,
 
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The disc itself is always fine - it is the bearing that goes. It just gets very noisey after a few years, though it spins just fine. I try to keep the machine as dry as possible but it is tough in south Florida in the summer.

The bearing doesn't appear to be replaceable by itself and I don't see a part number for it in the mower's IPL.

- Joe
 
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I know Snappers are starting to "fade" out of the marketplace, but does any one else have direct experience with these two particular parts?

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- Joe
 
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I don't recall that specific bearing being a problem much, however most of the bearings in the drive are replaceable and have their own numbers. Likely could be one of the same bearings listed on the IPL.
If you can remove the bearing, they almost always have a number stamped on the side of one or both of the races. It can be matched up with a replacement.
If this bearing is wearing out or getting noisy, and I understand which bearing your referring to, you may need to check the adjustment and tensions on your drive controls and that the disc is tight and has no play from side to side. Check the bushing for wear and replace next time you change the disc.
 
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Old 02-04-10, 11:34 AM
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The bearing is part # 7026693 costs about $6.
 
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I believe that's the P/N for the DRIVEN disc.

I'll take the mower apart when I get a chance, but I'm pretty sure that the bearing is pressed and crimped into place.

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Old 02-05-10, 05:38 AM
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Drive Disc Bearing

* Replaces:
o Snapper 1-0953
o Snapper 1-2390
o Snapper 1-5474
o Snapper 2-6693
* Fits self-propelled models; heavy-duty style
* ID: 3/4"
* OD: 1 3/8"
* LTH/HT: 1/2"
Part No: 45-010
Internet Price: $12.95
Snapper Bearings



This might be it.
 
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Snapper 7800285

Hello
I have the same issue with my Snapper model 7800285. I bought a new bearing part# 7026693 and also a new driven disc. It seems I need a new bearing that comes with 4 retaining screws. These screws must keep the bearing in place. Would anyone have the part # for this? Or could it be some king of flange that holds be bearing in place?

Thank you for your time
Mark Zeds
 
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I believe this bearing has a flange built into it (it might be a snap ring that sits inside a groove machined in the outer bearing race). You slide the bearing into the driven disc assembly and tighten the 4 screws down on top of the flange to secure it.

I believe the bearing comes with the flange/snap ring but if yours didn't for some reason, and it is in fact a snap ring, you should be able to remove it and transfer it to the new bearing. You should be able to reuse the screws as well.

Here are the part numbers I show in the IPL for my Snapper. Mine is a 21" commercial model, but these parts are probably the same:

(4) SCREW, #10-32 x 1/4" Self-Tapping Machine - 7090981
(1) BEARING, Ball - 7026693

If you'd like, send me your email address and I'll send you the entire IPL for my mower - they do come in handy!
 
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