Sears transaxle problem
Craftsman 917.276051 6 speed manual transaxle pn 184956 Tag shows Serial 15896
Transaxle pulley pn 184787 was spinning on input shaft. Found input shaft to have a flat spot on one side. Pulley is completely round inside. The IPL shows a woodruff key but there is no sign of a keyway that a woodruff key would have fit in. Looks as though the input shaft pn 184788 will need replaced also. I'm looking for help in splitting the case. Does anyone here have any experience in taking one of these transaxles apart? Is there a manual available that would show the proper procedure for r & r of the input shaft? I don't want to open things up and have gears, thrust washers & who knows what else falling out. Also, I just found out that other parts places supercede the 184787 to 188670 which is called a pulley kit. I'm told that kit includes the input shaft. So it makes me think they have had problems with this in the past.