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Sprinkler will not move forward properly

I turn on the water and sprinkler turns and begins to move forward. Shortly thereafter, it stops moving and makes a clicking sounds, the wheel attempts to move forward but actually makes this clicking noise and moves backwards. It continues to do this from this point on. I took it apart and all of the gears appear fine. Does it need greased? Anyone with similar problem and the solution will be appreciated.

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I have 2 John Deere 4010 traveling sprinklers and they both do the same thing. I took them apart and the plastic worm gear has flat spot on them. I am having difficulty finding replacement parts.

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