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The on/off speed handle on my WD3 seems to b frozen. Everything else moves freely is there a procedure I dont know or is it just stuck?

Re: WD-3S

The spark advance lever advances the armature plate, which the ignition components are mounted to. There is grease under the armature plate to help smooth the movement of the lever. I've not heard of one completely frozen, but I've had them stiffen up when the grease gets old and gummy. It could also be corroded if it was exposed to lots of moisture or took a swim.

I would recommend popping the flywheel and removing the armature plate to see what you are dealing with. It may just need to be cleaned up and freshly (but lightly) greased where the plate sits on top of the crank case.

Anyway, just my recommendation.


Re: WD-3S

There may also be a friction screw that creates
"drag" so magneto handle/plate wiil stay in position
when engine is running...if so, be sure to back it off
before attempting to remove magneto plate.