Model #917293550 CRAFTSMAN rear tine, gas tiller

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  • Mainframe, Left Side
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  • Mainframe, Right Side
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  • Transmission
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  • Tine Shield
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  • Tine Assembly
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  • Decals
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Question and Answers

Q:

My rototiller wheels are locked up. First you could push it forward or reverse for about a foot. Now it won't roll at all. What is wrong?

A:

Move the gear shift lever to different positions and see if the shift linkage arm on the transmission is moving. If the linkage arm is moving to different positions, something might have broken inside the transmission. It sounds like the transmission is not going into neutral.

If this is the case, you should consider replacing the tiller. A new transmission is very expensive.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
September 21, 2009
Q:

won't shift gears

A:

Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the tiller. If the transmission is in neutral and will only move a few feet there is a problem with transmission. To make sure I recommend trying to shift the transmission. On the side of the transmission case, near where the shifter goes in, you will notice a silver colored rod end. It will be flush or almost flush with the side of the transmission case. Take your 3-n-1 oil and cover the end of that shaft with the tiller tilted a good bit on it's side. Try working the shifter. You can even tap on that silver shaft end while working the shifter to see if you can pop it into gear that way. Usually once you get it back into a gear you can add grease to the transmission and be ok. I have also took a smallish hammer and pecked at the top of the shifter shaft where it goes into the transmission while working the shifter. Sometimes, they just do not come unstuck and the transmission will have to be repaired or replaced. If you do manage to get it unstuck I would for sure recommend putting some grease in the transmission when done. Please let me know if you have any further questions. Here is a link to order any parts you need. Sears Parts Direct .

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 .

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
May 31, 2011

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