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john deere 1538hy ride on mower


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05-02-13, 11:39 PM   #1  
john deere 1538hy ride on mower

hi all this is my first post i have a john deere europro model 1538hy fitted with a hydro drive unit when cutting the grass the other day it started going slower a problem with the drive.now you can put it into forward slow speed and it will drive if you push the leaver forward it stops driving and you get a horrible noise from what sounds like the drive unit the same thing happens in reverse is the trans shot or can you repair it thanks.derek from france

 
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05-03-13, 02:43 AM   #2  
Have you checked the fluid level, when's the last time the hyd. filter and pump drive belt was changed?

 
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05-03-13, 05:39 AM   #3  
First, check the belt and it's tension. If it is loose you can loose much of your driving power as the belt slips when climbing hills, accelerating or driving fast. Sometimes the belt can slap and wiggle around making some bad sounds.

After that about all you can somewhat easily do is check the oil level since I don't think you have a replaceable filter on the outside. Beyond that I hope others have some ideas because everything else I'm thinking is internal to the hydrostat.

 
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05-03-13, 06:48 AM   #4  
hi thanks for your reply this is a customers machine he has only just got it we have no history there is no oil leaks how do you change the oil and filter please.regards derek

 
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