Question about Craftsman 26 hp 54 in. Deck Deluxe Yard Tractor - CA Model
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
sounds like the bypass lever might not be re-engaging, push it in firmly. OR, the brake is sticking. this, of course, is if the noise is a growl or a groan. if it IS a grinding noise, look for something stuck in the trans cooling fan or between the axles and wheels, otherwise it's inside the trans and that's not good [re: replacement]
Posted on Aug 18, 2009
There are plastic bushings on the front wheels that get worn over time. Pull the front wheels off and inspect them to see if they are still intact.
Posted on May 07, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanks for the feedback, the parts are on order, one side appeared more worn than the other. I'll let you know how I make out. Again, appreciate the help."
SOURCE: when i put mower in
there is a adjustment under the r/h rear gaurd just under where the lever goes to hydro unit you should see a slot and a adjustment bolt arrangement
make sure you put the tractor in true nuetral 1st then undo the bolt that clamps lever to shift arm / shaft ( this connects to plate that operates swash plate on the pump ) and move the lever either fwd or back until (without moving transmission from true nuetral ) it fits into the nuetral slot correctly and tighten the adjustment bolt - test and adjust as nescesary
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get model and type numbers off machine ie 917-??????
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Posted on Aug 09, 2010
I had a mower similar to yours years ago, liked it a lot, however traded for hydrostat model. When you press on the brake you are applying pressure to two dowel pins moved by lever #790079 which in turn apply pressue to brake pads (#799021) against rotor(#790003). You should be able to see the rotor to one side of the transaxle. Pads and the rotor will wear causing loss of brake. Make sure that loss of clutch is not adjustment, but v-belt from engine to transmission worn. Have a partner depress the brake as you carefully examine exactly what is happenning with levers under mower. A single adjustment will have an effect or other levers, pulleys etc. Dont worry however, you cant brake anything, just count the turns if you move adjustment so that you can reverse actions.
Posted on Sep 04, 2011
There is a brake assy. located on your transaxle right rear side. There is a nut with a cotter pin. First check to make sure there is no debris clogging the assy. Clean it first. you can use a garden hose. If that does not work remove cotter pin and turn nut clockwise until slotted nut lines up with hole. replace cotter pin. Start mower and see if it will engage. these transaxles are notorious for not having the pads snug enough to catch. Good luck. Hope you don't need a new transaxle.
Posted on May 02, 2012
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