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Christopher Trinco

My Craftsman push mower self propelled feature is acting strange.

I have a Craftsman rear wheel drive mower (917.377660) which is 6 years old.
2 issues I'm having,

The first, when I release the lever that engages the rear wheel drive, and then try to pull the mower backwards or try to turn it, one of the rear wheels locks up. My work around has been to push the mower up a few inches which then frees up the wheels. That doesn't seem to work all the time now. Several weeks ago I did clean leaves and grass out from the belt which helped for a couple weeks.

Second issue, the back wheels make a great deal of noise when being pushed. I hear it more so when the mower is off. Its a rather loud grinding noise.

So my questions are; first issue, what could be causing my drive unite to lock up my wheels?

Second question second issue; can the bearings be greased?

Thank you for helping me out! I've asked a few questions in the past and was extremely happy with the advice.

Thanks!


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Craftsman , Lawn Mowers , Ranges , Lawn & Garden
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Manage My Life
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October 15th, 2009
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