After exchanging the clutch at the parts store for a different one but
getting the same failure to release, I contacted Hayden. I got a response
from a Product Analyst who wanted to have the defective clutch. He sent me
a tested one for exchange. I just swapped them and this one acts exactly as
a thermal clutch should. I am quite pleased with the level of customer
service from Hayden.
I shopped to find a Hayden originally because I had previous experience and
also prefer to buy Made in USA over Made in China.
Have a great week, folks!