I just purchased a GT6000 model 917.255981. It came with 44" mower deck and snow plow, weights, and chains. Im keeping the plow, weights, and chains and want to sell tractor with deck. There is this loud squeal that comes from under the seat. It happens while driving or when the tractor is off and in neutral and I push it. I haven't had a chance to check the oil in the rear axle. Has anyone had this before and able to fix it or does anyone have any suggestions? I'm not wanting to put a lot of money into it. If it ends up being the rear end is shot, I'll probably just part it out. I only paid $320 for it all. So I should be able to get most bad from the deck and engine and wheels. The Koehler engine seems good, I just need to replace the solenoid. Thanks for any help.
Squeal Coming From Under Seat Of A Gt6000
Posted August 08, 2014 - 07:40 AM
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Posted August 08, 2014 - 08:19 AM
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Posted August 08, 2014 - 09:16 AM
Posted August 08, 2014 - 11:01 AM
Last time that happened to me, a squirrel had got stuck under there!
Posted August 08, 2014 - 11:06 AM
My bet is there is an idler pulley under there with bad bearings.
Posted August 08, 2014 - 11:11 AM
my bet is there is an idler pulley under there with bad bearings.
Posted August 08, 2014 - 01:43 PM
Thanks for the help so far and the welcome. Just found this site. Always nice to have as much advice as possible. Heading camping tonight, but I will check the brake first and then the idler pulley when I get back. Nothing has jumped out and bit me yet, and I haven't seen any fur or smelled anything dead, so I'm leaning against the squirrel. I forgot to mention that its not a constant noise, while driving, it squeals for a second or 2 then stops for a second or 2 and repeats.
Posted August 08, 2014 - 02:33 PM
Posted August 08, 2014 - 02:57 PM
Posted August 08, 2014 - 06:53 PM
Welcome to the forum! I lean towards the brake or something rubbing a pulley. Especially the main large drive pulley on the tranny! It may be bent just a little.
Posted August 08, 2014 - 08:24 PM
It happens while driving or when the tractor is off and in neutral and I push it.
Sounds like the brake material may be gone - metal on metal brakes?
Or, do you have a small child with a finger caught under the seat?
Posted August 09, 2014 - 05:47 AM
Posted August 09, 2014 - 05:59 AM
I hope its not the large drive pull on the tranny. At least sears doesn't sell that part any more.
I'm leaning more towards the brake. But if you can, put the rear up on stands so you can turn the back wheels and look under while turning them. You should figure out what it is real quick. Could be something has worn some and rubbing where it shouldn't.
Posted August 13, 2014 - 06:43 AM
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Posted August 13, 2014 - 06:49 AM
Glad it was simple!