Question about Craftsman 8.50 Torque Rating Dual Rotating Tine Tiller

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I have a craftsman cultivator, 2 hp model 536.292522. the engine runs, but the tines only turn untill they touch the ground, then they stop. does anyone know how the centrifugal(?) clutch works? does it have some kind of pad on it or is it steel on steel?

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  • Anonymous May 08, 2009

    i have the same problem i took the transmission apart and found the brass gear on the tine shaft stripped sears parts has the shaft and gear assembly for it for about $75.00 part # 56159ma

  • Anonymous May 18, 2009

    Same problem here. It is that brass gear on the main drive shaft. I was able to easily press it off. I contacted sears and they said I had to buy the whole tranny for 200.00 or something crazy.

  • cscjr May 23, 2009

    I have the same problem and get the same answers. If some one would come forward and tell who supplies this part or even who makes the assembly. It seems stupid to me to make that the weak link and then not supply it. I have gone to the gear suppliers and they laugh when they see the gear.

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The centrifugal clutch is steel on steel, if the tines are turning at all, the clutch is okay. unfortunately, what you are describing is a worn sector or pinion gear inside the transmission. not difficult to repair but time consuming and pretty expensive

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