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Tires and tines will not engage

I bought a Craftsman rear tine rototiller tines can be switched to forward or reverse. I bought it got it home drove it off the truck, got it into the back yard and tried to engage the tines, i have not been able to get the transmission to engage anything, forward, nuetral, reverse, or the tines in any direction. I can roll the tiller in forward or reverse for about 2' and the tires lock up in both directions. how do i get it to move and engage the tines again? Both were working when i bought it an hour before hand.

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Model number would be VERY helpful here because craftsman made many different styles/models throughout the years

Posted on Dec 05, 2013

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SOURCE: Tiller goes For./Rev. but wont drive forward with tines engaged

check the sher bolt on the tine to drive shaft. ill need model and ser number off the unit before i can go further with helping you thy changed them around a lot

Posted on Oct 13, 2009

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Hi,
Can you move the tines by hand???
They should turn by hand if you try to move them...if not then they are bound up by something...
either a bearing has gone bad, something has wrapped around them, or there is something stuck in there that will not let them turn...check for a rock stuck between one of the tines and the housing around them...

Get the tines moving freely and you will be okay again...

heatman101

Posted on Mar 31, 2011

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