MTD Yard Machine Transaxle Repair

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Old 05-21-09, 10:54 AM
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Unhappy MTD Yard Machine Transaxle Repair - Need Help

I have a MTD Yard Machine that has grinding noise in the rear underneath the seat. I took it apart and didn't find any problems with the pulleys, belts, etc.

Then I went deeper, took off the tires and the transaxle. I found 3 holes in the transaxle and took it in to my local mower shop. They said I needed to get a new one. Their quote was $444. (Replacement part number is #918-0551A.) So I looked around on the web and the lowest price I could find is $340.

I found a post in this section (can't find it now) related to repairing this after searching Google. A moderator of the post suggested getting a pdf download from mymowerparts.com. So I did that and read through it. It references a service kit #753-0714 for transmission housing replacement. But going to the web site, there is no kit available.

I have a few questions:

1. Does anyone know where I can get replacement parts for this transaxle's troubled areas (differential, gears, shift fork, etc.)?

2. Can the holes in the housing be arc welded shut or epoxy glued shut?

3. Has anyone done this type of repair?

Thanks for your advice.
 

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Old 05-21-09, 07:06 PM
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Randy,

You can check with these places for replacement parts;

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I've never repaired a hole in a case but you can check with your local welding shop, Depending on where the hole is they may be able to heliarc it.

EDIT; I just found the housing kit here, MTD OEM Parts Search Results!





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716-0231
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E-ring, .75




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2
721-0338
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Seal, .75 x 1.0 x .125





3
711-1431
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Drive Shaft




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4
741-0340
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Sleeve Bearing, .75 x .1.0 x 1.0




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5
736-0495
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Thrust Washer, 1.0 x .632 x .0




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6
717-1362
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42-tooth Bevel Gear




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7
717-1363
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42-tooth Bevel Gear





8
750-1234
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Spacer, .633 x 1.0 x .513





9
718-0228
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Clutch Collar




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10
741-0335
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Needle Bearing, .625 x .813 x .495





11
719-0394
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Lower Housing




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12
736-0336
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Flat Washer, 5/8 x 1.0 x .030

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736-0337
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Flat Washer, 5/8 x 1.0 x .040

Use applicable flat washer in this application allowing proper end-play.


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736-0349
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Flat Washer, 5/8 x 1.0 x .020

Use applicable flat washer in this application allowing proper end-play.


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13
736-0519
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Flat Washer, .70 x 1.125 x .031




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14
741-0336
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Flange Bearing, 5/8 x 3/4 x 3/4




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15
741-0337
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Flange Bearing, 5/8 x 3/4 x 15/16





16
750-1238
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Spacer, .635 x 1.0 x .27





17
611-0133
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Detent Shaft Assembly




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18
618-0424
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Differential Assembly




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19
661-0006
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Brake Assembly




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20
710-1325
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Self-tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x 1.625




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21
710-1206
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Self-tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x 2.375




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22
717-0678
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Brake Pad




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23
732-0863
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Compression Spring




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24
741-0862
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Detent Ball





25
761-0202
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Brake Disc





26
711-1430
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Input Shaft




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27
716-0108
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Retaining Ring, .437





28
717-1464
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14-tooth Bevel Pinion





29
719-0580
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Upper Housing




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30
736-0335
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Thrust Washer, .635 x 1.25 x .042


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Old 05-22-09, 05:23 AM
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Thank you.

I'll look into it.
 
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