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04-06-10, 02:35 PM   #1  
simplicity legacy

I have a 2006 27 hp Simplicity Legacy lawn tractor with a Kawasaki engine. I tried to change the oil today and could not find the oil drain plug. The manual shows it to be very close to the oil filter, which I see, but there is no drain plug. Has anyone else had this problem with this machine? I bought it at the end of 2006 and in 2007 and 2008 I had it serviced where I bought it. They stopped servicing lawn tractors after 2008 and in 2009 the oil wasn't changed. I could take it to another service center but I already have the parts and it really shouldn't be this big of a problem. Thank you.


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04-06-10, 08:48 PM   #2  
I'm guessing that you are looking for a recessed plug you'd remove with just a 3/8" or 1/2" extension ---- no socket.

That recess might easily get filled up with grass debris and be hard to see.

So I'd look carefully again, perhaps hosing off the bottom of the deck and probing any likely spot with a screwdriver to find the recess.

They can be easy to miss, is my experience on other mowers.

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04-07-10, 12:42 AM   #3  
Many Kawasaki engines have either a rubber hose that drops down under the mower frame with a plug in the end, or a brass valve with a 10mm head that you loosen to open the drain.

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04-07-10, 04:37 AM   #4  
Some have the drain where you push a hose over the tip, push, turn and pull out to drain.

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04-27-13, 01:25 PM   #5  
it is on the opposite side from the filter. It is a brass appearing valve that takes a 10mm socket with a mid length extension. it is just inside the frame on left side as your sitting on the tractor. the oil drains out a rubber hose attached to the valve

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