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Right rear axle grease leak - snapper rear engine rider

Posted by vicrogueler 8b LA (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 27, 11 at 11:12

Snapper model number 301223BVE - Right rear axle leaking grease onto wheel hub and outside of mower. What is probable cause?


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RE: Right rear axle grease leak - snapper rear engine rider

I haven't done much with these, but there is a seal behind the hub. Perchance, had grease been recently added?


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RE: Right rear axle grease leak - snapper rear engine rider

thanks for the response Not sure if grease had been added. Just got the mower. I cannot find that seal in parts diagram. Have not had the chance to work on it yet.


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RE: Right rear axle grease leak - snapper rear engine rider

It is in the wheel/ hub section of the diagram. You may want to visit Snapper.com and seek the manual. These are serviced somewhat differently than a "normal" rider. Then you will have the correct way to make adjustments, check oil level etc...


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RE: Right rear axle grease leak - snapper rear engine rider

Also, check for excessive side to side play in axle bushing. May be too much for seal to hold.

Walt Conner


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RE: Right rear axle grease leak - snapper rear engine rider

@tomplum - that's a good suggestion. Below you can find every manual for every Snapper model.

Here is a link that might be useful: Lawn Mower Manuals - Snapper


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