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I had to rebuild the hydro-gear transaxle due to some gears breaking and being shot through the case . I got the transaxle put together and on the mower but I have 2 left over springs that I am not sure where they go and I cannot tell from the manual. One spring looks like it is part number 142431 but the exploded parts list is not clear where this part goes. The second spring is similar in style to part number 106888X but I cannot even find the part on the parts list? The mower seems to operate fine without either of these.

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Best answer i can give you is sears parts direct you can download a owners manual

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Counter man at the local mower repair shop said to use a thin rope. Tried it and it works great. Think I over engineered this problem.
Thanks for your help.

Wayne

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SOURCE: Craftsman Transmission problem

Some of these tractors have a friction wheel that is driven off of a flat wheel on the bottom of the engine drive shaft. The rubber ring on this friction wheel could be worn out, or it could be out of adjustment.

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moz-screenshot.jpgGo to this site: http://www.ariens.com/corporate/pages/partsradar.aspx (copy and paste in your address bar)
follow the instructions given and you can download a VERY GOOD picture of where it goes

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SOURCE: lawn mower has hydro gear transaxle reverse was

Most of the time when this happens the reverse shift linkage is too short. It is usually cause by either a bent linkage or worn linkage bushings.

The internal shifting fork can be bent inside the transmission which is rare but does occasionally happen... most of the time it is a linkage problem. Also check on the side of the transmission to make sure the shifting lever has not moved from the original position on the Yoke shaft.

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