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#1 shre74 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 04:34 PM

Hello all,

Well I was rototilling the garden today with my Bolens G14 (1453).

I heard a funny noise, shut the tractor down...couldn't find anything, I fired back up and continued.


After I finished, I put the tractor back in the garage, everything is operating normally...went back to the garden with my girls and they found a heavy round piece.

Was this my noise? Does anyone know what piece this is...I looked underneath...maybe a flange of some sort...maybe for clutch???


I have attached pictures.

Thanks,
Shaun

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 04:40 PM

That Looks to be your brake drum....

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 04:56 PM

Yikes...that can't be good...trying to get a flashlight...I wonder if something is broken off inside the transaxle?

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 05:09 PM

Not familiar with Bolens but it looks like there should be a pin through the holes to hold that on. If so then hopefully the problem is outside the transaxle - a broken or missing pin.

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 05:22 PM

I'm not familiar with Bolens either, but I would say that if the shaft had broken, it would've stayed with the drum. You might be lucky and just have to replace the pin!

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 05:27 PM

That is exactly where it goes (pic)...No luck....it is broken of just inside my transaxle...now I don't know alot about tractors...(learning as I go) what exactly does this do...cause my tractor runs and stops just fine...i can switch gears without an issue.

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 05:32 PM

Thank you all for your input and knowledge...I just realized I should have posted this in the Bolens forum...sorry

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 05:33 PM

Caseguy...I would have thought the broken piece would have stayed with the drum as well...I'll post another pic so you can see what I am seeing.

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 05:37 PM

I moved it to the Bolens forum for you. I'd like to see the pics, but more importantly, they might help the Bolens guys to advise you!

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 05:41 PM

caseguy your awesome...thank you!


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Posted April 22, 2012 - 06:02 PM

Just trying to be helpful. That doesn't look as bad as it could be. At least it's outside the seal so it won't be puking oil everywhere. Just don't take it down any hills! Hopefully the Bolens guru's will be by with a good suggestion for a repair.

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 06:22 PM

Since the tractor is worm drive it will not roll away like other tractors do, so in theory you technically don't really need the brakes if you are traveling on a fairly level surface or slight hill.

Unfortunately the brake drum is attached to the main worm shaft and that entire shaft would have to be taken out and replaced.
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Posted April 22, 2012 - 06:55 PM

Grrrrrr...thanks for your input...that's what I was afraid of!


Thank you,
Shaun




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