Question about Craftsman Garden
What type of oil do I use in the Hydro Gear Transaxle & how much do I put in or how do I know wen it full. Thanks Dave
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Craftsman Transmission problem
Some of these tractors have a friction wheel that is driven off of a flat wheel on the bottom of the engine drive shaft. The rubber ring on this friction wheel could be worn out, or it could be out of adjustment.
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
It sounds like the oil in transaxle is degraded.The transaxle is supposed to be a sealed unit requiring no service but over time the oil will get dirty enough to cause problems like you are describing.Remove the back hitch plate and look at the transaxle it will have a rubber vent hose or a 1/4 alllen wrench fitting on top. You will need to purchase a battery suction bulb from sears automotive and use it to remove as much oil from transaxle as possible. Warm the transaxle up first by running it around,then suction the oil out.Refill with a good synthetic motor oil 15w-50 or 20w-50 like Amsoil or Mobil 1.Do not use transmission fluid or hydraulic fluid. When adding the new oil back fill it to within 1.5 in from the top,be sure to allow this amount of air space in top of transaxle for expansion.
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
check the brake for sticking and dragging. check the bypass lever, make sure it's disengaged fully. did you just fix a flat rear tire? if so, the square key that links the axle and wheel fell out. do you pull a heavy garden cart around? that can stretch a belt and overheat the trans. last thought, check the belt and see if it came off a pulley, i know that should have been first but it's late and i'm tired. good night
Posted on Aug 22, 2009
Most of the time when this happens the reverse shift linkage is too short. It is usually cause by either a bent linkage or worn linkage bushings.
The internal shifting fork can be bent inside the transmission which is rare but does occasionally happen... most of the time it is a linkage problem. Also check on the side of the transmission to make sure the shifting lever has not moved from the original position on the Yoke shaft.
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Posted on Mar 29, 2010
SOURCE: My craftsman tractor model #
One thing you can try is to drain your fluid and refill with stp oil treatment,it not a perment fix but it will help you for now,and maybe you can trade,I have had this happen to me and it worked
Posted on Aug 29, 2010
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My name is Dane and I am going to help you solve your problem.
For your mower, the transaxle is a sealed unit. There's no distick or other way to check it. They don't want the operatpr messing around with it. But I know I wouldn't go to the shop unless I had to, so you probably won't either. I put their phone number at the bottem, and added a link to your manual here.
I hope I've helped. Thank you! Dane
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