craftsman riding mower transmission

crabbymikeMarch 17, 2013

The gear oil appeared to be foamy. I could not find a drain plug so I sucked the oil out and replaced it. The mower will not move forward or reverse. What did I do wrong?
Model # 917 271131

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rcbe(6)

check yer owners manual. may be a procedure in there for getting entrapped air out of hydro tranny oil - usually consists of pulling the hydro disconnect lever/rod, then cycling the running tranny thru full full forward back thru neutral to full reverse a half-dozen times. but READ THE MANUAL FIRST before you hurt the machine, someone or you.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 10:36AM
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crabbymike

Well my manual does not have that info and I cannot find it online. Can you tell me where to look?

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 11:40AM
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bill_kapaun

Since a 917.271131 is a 6 speed manual, you either have a drive belt issue or something is broken internally.

Did it move before? Is it in gear?

Is the pulley ON the transaxle turning? (possible missing key?)

This post was edited by bill_kapaun on Sun, Mar 17, 13 at 12:10

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 11:57AM
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rcbe(6)

you got me, bill.... shoulda looked up the danged thing.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 12:29PM
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crabbymike

Hey thanks guys. The key had fallen out when I put the gear back on. I checked that to but guess I missed it. Works greaat!

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 3:02PM
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Tomp55

I have a 2004 Craftsman LT2000. It has the hydro tranny. Who makes it? Thanks!

    Bookmark   December 9, 2014 at 11:48PM
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rcbe(6)

tomp55 - a look with a trouble light up around the tranny case should find a plate/decal with the mfgr's name/model/sn on it...
or go online to sears parts - sometimes the tranny mfgr's name is mentioned in the the p/l lit.....

    Bookmark   December 11, 2014 at 6:32PM
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