New Craftsman Automatic Transmission Noise?
I just bought a Craftsman Lawn Tractor, Kohler 21HP, Model No. 917.27662, with the Automatic Transmission, (speed lever on the fender) I have about one hour use on it. When taking off and especially climbing any hilly terrain, there is a noise that sound like a dry, whirring coming from the transaxle area. I believe it is the automatic or hydro transmission making this noise. I have the swashplate type of transaxle, according to the prints in the repair manual. Is this noise normal? It is loud enough that it bugs me, especially after just paying 1499.00 for it. Does anyone have experience with these hydro transmissions and know what I should or shouldn't be hearing?
ps, found out after I got tractor home, this is last years model. Sears definately has bait and switch advertising