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Oil/Filter Change Craftsman GT 3000

I don't know how to undo the oil drain valve to let the old oil out of the mower. Can you shed some light on this for me.

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  • sml55 May 11, 2010

    Is it that you don't know how to undo it or that you don't know where it is?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: how much oil does it take?

If your mower has a briggs&stratton motor you will need to put in 1 and a half qts. of 30W oil in it.

Posted on Aug 22, 2009

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SOURCE: craftsman gt 3000 will not drive.

Hi there, On the Craftsman 3000 there is a pin on the back end of the mower that when pulled outward disengages the transmission so it can be moved without it running. Sometimes this pin will stick. It is connected to a lever on the transmission try to push and pull the pin in and out a few times to see if it will free and engage again. You might have to reach under where the lever is connected to the pin rod and try to move it back into position that way. DO NOT REACH IN TO THE TRANSMISSION AREA WITH THE MOWER RUNNING!!! But the pin must be pushed inward for ingagement. This pin will let the mower just sit there like its in nutral and not go anywhere. Try it!!

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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SOURCE: How do I chamnge the oil in my Craftsman lawn

There should be a pipe OR quick release valve coming out the right side at the bottom of the engine where it bolts to the frame. Most of the Craftsman riders I have worked on, had a long pipe with an elbow at the end of it and a plug in the bottom of the elbow for draining. Turn the wheels all the way to the left to allow enough room for a collection pan. It holds less than 2 quarts so the pan doesn't need to be too large

Posted on Sep 22, 2009

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SOURCE: i want to change the oil what grade of oil do i

Use 15/40 car petrol engine oil.

Posted on May 06, 2010

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SOURCE: Oil leak on riding Craftsman LT2000 (Kohler)

Fortunately, the engine oil doesn't go through any rubber hoses, so they are mouse-proof. The oil probably leaked out through an engine seal. Oil on the engine surfaces would smoke when it gets hot. Check your oil level and top it up if necessary, before you run the engine again. The engine can run fine even with a slow oil leak; you just have to watch the oil level from time to time. The leak could be easy to fix - by tightening up a few bolts -- or expensive.
The gas runs through rubber hoses, though. If mice ate through that, I think you would have smelled the gasoline, and the engine wouldn't run for more than a few seconds. But if you see a severed hose, you should replace it. Take it off and bring it to a mower shop or auto supply shop, and buy something the same diameter. Inexpensive.
Hope this helped! If so, please rate my answer, thanks!

Posted on Jun 07, 2010

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