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Shifter assembly was broken and tiller was taken to a dealer repair shop. When it was returned the engine would stall when you tried to engage it into either forward or reverse. Shop tried again. Same problem. I have pulled the transmission apart and discovered that the spring detent and ball detent was missing from the assembly. The parts diagram shows the spring going into the cluthch cololar first followed by the ball with notheing to hold those parts in the collar. Seems like the ball should be next to the shaft and something has to hold them in the bore in the collar.

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  • kenharmon Jun 23, 2009

    I am working on a rear tine tiller, not a mower. It is a 410 series transmission which is obsolete now. Partstree diagrams merely duplicate the service manual I already have in front of me. MTD tech support has the same set of drawings and apparently the guy that designed the gear box is either dead or no longer working there. Please re read the question and try again.

    Thanks.


  • kenharmon Jun 24, 2009

    What will keep the ball and spring in the bore hole of the clutch collar. As the shaft spins it seems it would throw both ball and spring out.

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Gravity keeps it in place and the ball should be against the shift rail and the spring pushing it into the shift rail.

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The only diagram I can find of the one I think you are talking about is very scetchy. It showes the shaft but the spring and ball look backwards. And there should be an indention in the shaft. Try reversing there procedure and see if this works. Please post to me and let me know.

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Hi,

You can View a Breakdown of this Mower at this Addy http://www.partstree.net/parts.asp and Click Parts Look up Box. Then Select the OEM(MTD) and enter the Model Number. Then Double Click on the Model in the Search Results Area. This will Open a New Window Showing the Different Sections of the Mower. Is the Key for the Transaxle Pulley Good? Is the Pulley Worn on the Inside, Allowing the Pulley to Jump Over the Key? Is the Variable Speed Pulley Moving Freely? Check the Idlers. A Bad Idler Bearing will Give this Problem. Hope this Helps. I am here if you Require more Assistance. Let me know what Happens, Please. I enjoy knowing the Outcome. Thanks.

The link for service manual would be :-

http://www.oldgravelys.net/pdf/Pro_G_Serv_Man.pdf

Once downloaded, you can compare what he has done and what's missing.....

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Let me know the outcome.

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