Question about Craftsman YT 3000 42" Kohler 22 hp Gas Powered Riding Lawn Tractor

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I own a Craftsman YT 3000 mower and I am having problems with wht I think is the drive belt. The mower is 2 years old and I replaced the drive belt last year after it was slipping. The forward and reverse hydrostatic drive is either fully engaged or not at all and is very jerky when trying to engage in forward or reverse.

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  • awhelan May 24, 2011

    Where is the adjustment for the F-N-R? If it is positioned in nuetral, it either wants to go forward or backwards. After it warms up (15 Min.) it starts to slip

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I have the gear drive YT300o 42" 6 speed 21 HP Briges and I have lost reverse .. The whole trans is just nolonger shifting right and its only 4 years old and adult ( 63) driven. I have played and played thinking it just needed linkage adjustment but so far to no avail.. ANY IDEASW ANY ONE ?

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Check the fluid level , check the the engine pulley for wear, Check idler arm spring tension,
Disassemble the transmission and inspect the pump center section and swash plates for wear....Look for tiny scratches on the bearing surfaces, if it is worn then replace parts as needed. These hydro transmissions comes with grease in the gear box that stops working after a few years. You need to drill a hole in the top of the transmission and push about 1/3 quart of gear oil in. Then seal the hole. You can use metal tape. If the shift lever F-N-R is out of adjustment the tractor will go in and out of gear as you drive. Once it is adjusted you should stay in gear and it will run smoothly. It will leak the gear oil out various unsealed spots until it find the level below these spots. Also re check the belt alignment.If its over stretched or got loose then it can cause such problems. ----------- This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.

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  • raj somaiya May 24, 2011

    This slipping problem is related to belt not tensioned properly or belt is got bit over stretched or loose.Re check the drive belt alignment. Also check the mower deck belt placement.Also see if blades are getting loose or not fitted properly.On your mower there is motion lever instead of FNR adjustment.The motion lever has to be checked, if its got loose or cracked inside.----------

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    There is every thing mentioned in the manual.On page number 21 its mentioned about belt replacement and belt setting, on page number 11 and 12 the motion lever its shown.---

    To get the manual, if in case you dont have.Please click the link below:--


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    This should help.thanks.Helpmech.


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