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My husband has a new Husqvarna DRT900E tiller. Each time he puts it in the garden, the hairpin clip breaks on the left drive wheel. Have talked w/dealer. No help. Bought more clips are Lowes and they are breaking everytime he tries to use it.

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Manual for the Husqvarna DRT900E tiller can be found here:

http://www.husqvarna.com/us/homeowner/support/download-manuals/?query=drt900e&types=O

The part that seems to be causing the problem is Part Number 532 12 47-88 Hairpin Clip.

It is odd that the clip is breaking and even odder that the clip only breaks on the one side; manual shows same hairpin clip also on the right side. You may have received a flawed pin the first time which one would have thought Husqvarna would have readilly replaced.

The replacement hairpins from Lowe's may not be correct specifications and are likely only made of spring wire. Suggest you take the pin from the right side to a tool or machine parts supply shop and find a hairpin clip made from 300 series stainless steel which will be stronger.

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