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Have a hydrostatic sluggish tranny on a 15.5 kohler, model 917252590. New belt, how do change tranny fluid?? And with what fluid?

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SOURCE: craftsman 15.5hp 42'' changed hydrostatic fluid

Purge the transaxle by pulling the freewheel lever at the back of the transaxle.With the lever in the freewheel position run the engine full speed with clutch out,work the forward/reverse control back and forth 10 times and then try it.Also make sure that if you had the wheels of that you didn't lose a wheel key.

Posted on Aug 16, 2009

Testimonial: "Tried what you said now at least the wheels do turn a little. Gonna let it sit and see if i can purge it some more."

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ususally it is the tensione just has to much give it will nbeed to be rreplaced

Posted on Oct 25, 2009

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SOURCE: The hydrostatic transaxle on my Craftsman 20/46

you sheared a pin inside if the transaxle or shelled out the spider gears which does happen

Posted on Jan 20, 2010

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Hydrostatic Transmission
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Craftsman 15.5hp 42'' changed hydrostatic fluid with mobile 1 synthetic 15w50 and now the wheels will not rotate at all. Checked everything belts on right pulley turning on top of tranny, disengage for...


Purge the transaxle by pulling the freewheel lever at the back of the transaxle.With the lever in the freewheel position run the engine full speed with clutch out,work the forward/reverse control back and forth 10 times and then try it.Also make sure that if you had the wheels of that you didn't lose a wheel key.

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