Model #917272674 Craftsman lawn, tractor

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Q:

rear end

A:

Thank you for your question.

I will be happy to assist you. I have posted an image below that shows where the oil fill plug is located. Just click on the image to enlarge it. The easiest way to access the plug, is to remove the mower deck. Once mower deck is removed, you can lie under the tractor and reach the top front of the transaxle. After you clean the top of the transaxle, remove the fill plug. Then use a thin wire to check the oil level in the transaxle. It should be about half full. If it is low on oil, you can add 80W90 gear oil.

I hope this is helpful.

Please let me know if you need further assistance.

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
May 01, 2012
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Thank you for your question.

I will be happy to assist you. I have posted an image below that shows where the oil fill plug is located. Just click on the image to enlarge it. The easiest way to access the plug, is to remove the mower deck. Once mower deck is removed, you can lie under the tractor and reach the top front of the transaxle. After you clean the top of the transaxle, remove the fill plug. Then use a thin wire to check the oil level in the transaxle. It should be about half full. If it is low on oil, you can add 80W90 gear oil.

I hope this is helpful.

Please let me know if you need further assistance.

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
May 01, 2012
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Q:

craftsman LT1000 lawn tractor transmission Slipping

A:

Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the tractor. I looked up the model number you have submitted. The transaxle in this tractor is a manual shift. To shift the gears in on this unit you have to push the clutch pedal in before shifting. Once it is in gear it should not come out. If it is, I recommend checking the mounts on the transaxle. I have seen the bolts that secure the transaxle to the tractor come loose and cause this problem. If all of the bolts are tight, I recommend checking detent ball and spring. The image below shows where these are located. The easiest way to access, this area is to remove the mower deck. Once the deck is removed take the plug out that is above the spring and ball. Just be careful not to lose the spring. If you find that the spring and ball are missing that is the problem. If the spring and ball are there the problem is in the transaxle. For some reason the shift fork is moving freely in the transaxle. Usually when this happens, we recommend replacing the transaxle.

I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
March 25, 2012
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Please let me know if you need further assistance, on the tractor. I will be happy to help.Thank you for using manage my life. Mark

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
March 31, 2012
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