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Tines go around but wheels are locked in position and won't move

The wheels are locked and won't go forward or reverse..I have to load it up on 2 wheeler to move...but the tines still function and revolve but the wheels won't go into gear...it is a craftsman rear tine tiller 6.0 hp / 14" model 917296020

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The gears in the transmission are possibly worn out if i can further help e-mail wade at wadembly@aol.com

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

  • Justin Case
    Justin Case May 15, 2011

    The smaller of the transmissions two internal drive chains is broken and wrapped around one of the gears.

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