Question about John Deere Garden
There is a oil view window on the compressor. Where should the oil level be? what kind of oil should I use?
The oil should be visible in the window, maybe half way at least. I believe most oils should be a straight 30 weight that is non detergent, but i could be wrong. The dealership may be someone who could help you and give you the specs that you need. Just make sure you have the model # or they will give you the run around. Hope this helps
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
make shure none of your hydrolic cylenders are extended and fill it up till you can stick you finger in there and it barley touches if you do this when cylenders are extended you will over fill it.
Posted on Jun 04, 2009
Here is a link to the John Deere web site for the manuals.
The hydraulics on a 2010 are part of the transmission oil system. There is a bolt looking plug on the right side of the transmission, about half way up, about where your feet rest when your foot is not on the brake. Fill up the transmission until the oil is level with the top of the hole and is about to run out. Using HyGuard hydraulic/transmission oil or one that meets the same spec for the 2010.
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
A very common problem with the GX series with Kawasaki engines. The carburetor 'inlet needle' sticks open and fills the crankcase with fuel. When checking the oil, it can be difficult to see the gasoline and the level appears to be OK. Remove the dipstick and smell the oil, you may detect a gasoline smell. Also, drain the oil, and you may find much more fluid than you expect.
The solution on newer mowers was to install an 'in-line' shut-off valve to keep the fuel from syphoning into the carburetor. The inlet needle and seat in the carburetor is NOT replaceable, so a new carburetor is the ultimate solution, but VERY expensive. Installing and using an in-line shut-off valve is more affordable.
Also, this situation is common when machine is transported on a trailer, as the bouncing causes the needle/seat to leak. When transporting, always turn off the fuel supply to the carburetor.
Posted on Nov 08, 2009
I know exactly the problem. I work for a John Deere dealership and have seen this problem before. It is called short-tripping. When a machine is first started, gas does leak into the cylinder and crankcase past the rings--normal--simulates leaving the choke on too long with a carburetor engine.. As the engine temperature rises, the gas in the oil is burned off and there really isn't a problem. When you take short trips or do not let the engine run to get it up to temperature, the gas in the crankcase does not get burned off and will accumulate over time. Make sure the machine is getting up to operating temperature and this could take up to 20 minutes if the ambient air temp is low. Feel free to e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with further questions
Posted on Dec 16, 2009
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