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CUB CADET BROKEN SHAFT

I HAVE A 4 STROKE CUB CADET WEED EATER WITH INTERCHANGEABLE SHAFTS (SAW, TRIMMER), WHICH IS LESS THAN A YEAR OLD. THE SHAFT THAT IS CONNECTED TO THE ENGINE LOOKS LIKE IT IS STRIPPED. INSTEAD OF BEING SQUARED, IT IS NOW ROUNDED AND WIIL NOT OPERATE MY ATTACHMENTS (IT JUST SPINS). IS THERE A FIX TO THIS PROBLEM OR DO I NEED TO JUST BUY A NEW ONE? AND IF I NEED TO BUY A NEW ONE, WHICH ONE WITH INTERCHANGEABLE ATTCHEMENTS? PLEASE, ADVICE IS NEEDED. THANKS IN ADVANCE.
 GARY

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  • Anonymous May 06, 2009

    I have the exact same problem! I took the first cub cadet back and had it exchanged for the same mdoel, but it did the same thing. I wasn't even working it hard, I just used the hedge trimmer and it stripped in less than an hour of usage! I exchanged it for a new one and hooked up the lawn edger which also quit working now. I looked at the shaft of the accessories and they have been rounded off and the shaft inside is rounded off!

  • jtmfoley May 25, 2009

    i have the same problem. my cub cadet 4075 edger is useless now that the shaft and gears in the lower end are both stripped. think we all need to go to a stihl or echo !!!!!

  • mg914
    mg914 Mar 19, 2012

    The zinc alloy accessory drive socket on the upper flex shaft of my CC2025 stripped in one year of light use. I made a new steel one, and it lasted about four years. I now have an Echo, but need to re-do the CC fix bc the accessory shafts are different diameters. All this would be unneccesary if the drive socket were made of tougher material.

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If you have a invoice of your purchase, Check your owners manual it should have a contact for your nearest warranty agent. Give them a call, make shore you have your D.O.P and model number.Hope that helps

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