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Leaking oil change port.

I changed the oil on my DGS 6500 for the first time.....what a mess!! I put the extention hose onto the drain port, but when I tried to get the oil to drain the whole plastic quick connect came off and the oil started to drain all over my garage floor!! I put it back on but now I have a slow drip. Craftsman could have put a more durable petcock type drain on these tractors!! Any Ideas on what to switch the factory assembly out with to keep it convenient, but stop the leak?? Thanks in advance for any helpful suggestions!

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  • johnlafond Jun 23, 2009

    Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately it did not address my problem....I need to find an alternative setup to replace the current one as I have put it back together and have a slow oil drip.

  • johnlafond Jun 23, 2009

    Engine make is Kholer. hp is 26

  • johnlafond Jun 24, 2009

    Thanks for the advice. I appreciate it. Turns out the issue was with the steel threaded piece needed to be turned about a half turn more. That stopped the leak. Hopefully next time it will be less painful.

  • johnlafond Jun 24, 2009

    I changed the rating...thanks for hanging in there and following up.

  • Baron Clime May 11, 2010

    What engine manufacturer and horsepower?



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I think you pulled too hard on the plastic part of the drain spout. Your supposed to open the cap, put the drain hose on the end, turn it to the left and pull out slightly, maybe like a 1/4 ". Sounds like you pulled the plastic spout completely off. To close it, you push it back and turn it to the right to lock it and replace the cap. Sounds like you don't have the pins on the metal part that's screwed into the oil pan lined up with the slots in the plastic spout. They work very well when used properly, but they can be pulled off.

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  • Dwain Pippen Jun 23, 2009

    Sorry that didn't help you. Other than removing the one you have from the oil pan and screwing in a nipple with an elbow and a plug, I don't know. Personally, I prefer the type you have for ease of use. I work on mowers every day and am always pleased to see that drain on engines when I go to drain the oil.

  • Dwain Pippen Jun 24, 2009

    Glad you found the problem. Not the first time I've seen the base a little loose, but never enough to leak. Maybe a little less enthusiasm pulling on the petcock next time. Hey, all this has to be worth more than one 'thunbs up'. lol

  • Dwain Pippen Jun 24, 2009

    Thanks for the rating. Glad you got it figured out. Dwain



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