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Small Engines (Lawn Mowers, etc.)/Craftsman Riding Mower Transmission


I bought this mower used 3 years ago. I don't use it in the summer, only in the winter with the snow blower. When I bought it, it had just had a new transmission put in. Worked great the first year, some problems the second year. This year, the transmission seems to be off. It seems like the stick has shifted so that all the gears are one slot down (1=2nd gear, N=1st gear and R=N). Not sure if I need to bring it in or of I can fix it myself. I can do minor repairs, but don't have the time or knowledge to do anything major.

I need the mower model nubmer found on the Craftsman sticker.  The sticker is about the size of a business card and usually located under the rear fenders or seat.

The transmission make and model would also be helpful.  The trans model is either on a sticker or metal plate on the transmission.

Send me the info so I can look up your trans.


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Eric A. Jones


Lawnmower Repair . Certified Master Service Technician from B&S. Have 23 years experience on B&S, Lawn Chief, Weed Eater, Echo, Peerless, Wheel Horse, Snapper, Atlas, MTD, McCulloch, Homelite and many other numerous brands. Specialize in electrical repair.


Born and raised in the midwest. Started tinkering with engines when I was about 14 on my Suzuki RM-80. I began lawn mower repair at a small hardware store. I knew absolutely nothing. I read lots of repair manuals and met an older fellow who taught me many lessons. I continued working on small engines through high school and paid my way through college working on mowers at the same hardware store. Decided to get away from the midwest and mower repair so I joined the Air Force. I repaired air traffic control electronic equipment and ended up in Hawaii where I got a part time job at Small Engine Clinic. I gained a lot of experience from the Small Engine Clinic and had a blast repairing small engines. I then took the Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician test and earned my MST. I then traveled to Wisconsin where I attended the factory update training seminar and received formal training. Continued working on mowers part time as I completed 20 years of military. Retired from the military on a Friday and continued in the lawn and garden industry the next Monday.

MAS Aerospace Operations BA Mathematics AAS Electronic Communications AAS Electronic Technology

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