Model #917299253 CRAFTSMAN Rear Tine, Gas Tiller

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Q:

Roto Tiller How much and what type grease do I repack the gears with 917-299253

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Sherman_G_Wallace -
Sears Technician
May 14, 2014
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Tiller runs but when I engage the tines and wheels it kills the motor.

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With the tiller not running properly can be concerning. UI have taken the time to research on the manage My Life website and have located similar information the you may find helpful. While you are waiting for a detailed reply from an expert I have attached the link below. Hope this helps!

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Priscilla V -
March 12, 2012
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Aaron -
March 12, 2012
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The transmission on this tiller uses grease rather than oil. From what you're describing, I'd say the transmission has an internal problem. It could be gears jammed up or the chain has broke and bound up. Without getting inside of it, it's really just impossible to know for sure what happened.



The options are to replace the transmission or open it up for repair. It's a pretty big and time consuming job and if you're not used to doing this sort of thing it can be a bit daunting. You can go HERE with the model number to see the parts images for the transmission and to order any needed parts.



Thank you for using Manage My Life!

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
March 13, 2012
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I also have this model with enclosed chain and gear drive to rototiller blades. What I did was drill a 3/8" hole at top of enclosed housing and then pumped in 90weight gear oil. I forced the axle to turn with pipe wrench until I could roll tiller. Take a plastic plug from Ace Hardware and plug drilled hole. Its still working now fine.

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Rocky -
July 28, 2012
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Rocky,

Thank you for posting what you did to fix the problem with the tiller. I am sure other user will find it helpful.

Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
July 29, 2012
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Craftsman Rear Tine Tiller Transmission

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I know how important it is to have the proper amount of oil in the tiller to make sure it is working properly. While you are waiting for your expert answer, I did manage to find a link in where you can enter your appliance model number and a parts list diagram will pop up to help you with your quesiton. I am also adding a second link in where you can also add your model number and the owners manual will pop up. I hope my links are useful.

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Joseph P. -
August 03, 2011
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If there is a grease fitting it will be on the right side (as your operate) up near the shifter. I do not show a fitting as being on your model so if you do not see it right away, there isn't one there. Some models have them and other do not. If yours does not, the only way to get grease into the unit is to open it up. I have seen people drill a small hole on the transmission and put a grease fitting, the push in type work well for that.

The transmission calls for part number 6066J for the grease. You can order that HERE or pick up Shell Albida lithium grease at your local auto parts store. 2 tubs is all that should be needed.

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
August 05, 2011
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