Craftsman II Diehard 15.5 HP ohv Kohler Command riding lawnmower


Old 06-27-15, 01:07 PM
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Craftsman II Diehard 15.5 HP ohv Kohler Command riding lawnmower

My problem is it has flat tires in the rear of the lawnmower (dry rotted). Was able to get the (R) side off (tire,rim,axle) if viewing from the back of the mower, but can't seem to budge the (L) side!!!

Note: When taking the rim off the (R) side, the whole axle came out with it!
Why is that??

How can I take off the left side now without this happening??
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Old 06-27-15, 04:06 PM
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I don't know much about those mowers but I imagine that there are lug nuts holding the wheel. After you remove them, hit the rim with a hammer to break the seal that may have formed between the rim & the drum. Even if there is such a seal, the axle shouldn't have come out but that's my best guess.
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You haven't provided the Model # so it is a guess as to how the transaxle is made. All of them I have messed with have a retaining ring (circlip) on end of axle that goes in the housing. Most likely you have managed to either unclip this or destroy it. It will require opening the transaxle and replacing the circlip to retain the axle.
To remove wheels you should use a puller not a BIG Hammer.

Old 06-27-15, 05:39 PM
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I agree with RR.
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