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If you want to grease the shaft of the spindle properly, all you need is a can of grease and a grease gun. Most mowers have a grease fitting located on the spindles that will make this job easier.
Many OEM electric motor companies recommend polyurea greases for motor bearings, also, some OEM tractor manufacturers have started to recommend polyurea greases. P100 also makes an excellent grease for all the bearings found on lawnmowers and brushhogs.
The most common standard grease fitting size is 1/4″‑28 SAE‑LT and is often used in automotive applications. They can also be found in agricultural environments as well as other various standard duty applications. For heavy duty applications, larger 1/8″‑27 PTF zerk fittings can be found.
There is no one-size-fits-all grease fitting. They come in various types, sizes and thread identifications. Your owner`s manual may mention the correct size for your situation, and the Haynes Repair and Maintenance manual can also point you in the right direction.
Greasing is important as it enables parts to resist abrasion, provides corrosion protection, and adds waterproofing resistance as well. Every fitting should be greased each time you change the oil. Again, the owner`s manual should assist you in locating all of the mower`s fittings.
The spindles and caster wheels are generally the most often greased. If you are a light use homeowner, then greasing the mower at the beginning and middle of the season is generally enough. The spindles and castor wheels should be done around once a month because of the moving interior parts.
We recommend using a NLGI #2 (Polyurea or multipurpose) grease. What does NLGI mean? NLGI stands for the National Lubricating Grease Institute and is the institution that certifies grease. Grease can range from NLGI #000 to NLGI #6, but the most common is NLGI #2 because it can be used for a wide temperature range.
Oil capacity is typically 15oz or 18oz*. Check oil level during the season and add when necessary. Change engine oil every 50 hours or annually, whichever comes first.
If your engine is equipped with a drain plug, it would be located under the lawn mower deck. Look carefully as the drain plug may be obstructed by clumps of turf or debris, the belt guard or the mower blade (use caution when moving the blade).
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How do i add transmission oil – Ariens Lawn Tractor 46"" Riding Lawn Mower 936053"
Should a plug or cap on top of transaxle.
Craftsman Lawn Tractor – 6 yrs old
Just go to sears .com and put in the modle number . youll get the exact price
Craftsman 22hp lawn tractor when its hot i loose half the power and backfires on cold months it run fine …brigs and stratton engine
Not a expert just trying to help,, sounds like you have heat problem with the carb or the fuel line,,make sure all the heat sheids are there,, if not repllace them,,cause it will cause the gas to try to vapor lock. hope this help you
Can’t get front wheel back on lawn tractor
Grease your shaft and make sure you have no dirt on it, even dust can hinder getting it on right.
How do i install a mulching plug on my craftsman lawn tractor?
It covers the hole on the deck
My nelson lawn tractor won’t move forward in low or high gear.
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What is the correct oil weight for a lawn tractor ?
I use 10w 30 thats what they remmend
I have a Crafstman Riding mower model #917.273643. That ran fine one second, I shut it off for five minutes. When I went to start it back up it wouldn’t start. Cranks fine, checked the wires, fuse, and spark plug. The plug was dirty so I cleaned it. But I am not getting any spark. I bought a new plug still no spark. I also checked the plug on another motor and I had spark so the plug wasn’t bad. Any suggestions on how to troubleshoot this or what may be wrong?
Sounds like your coil went bad