Both of my 1050 series tractors have a whine in the transaxle. Is this a normal sound when running?
Some whine is normal, but no whine should be heard unless tractor is moving fast.
Usually the whine is greatest in 3rd gear with full throttle.
Sometimes bearing noise is mistaken for gear whine. ....Good bearings will not be noisy.
If the noise is present when the tractor is not moving, I would suspect a bad bearing.
Did you use 90wt gear oil? .....If it is is a synthetic gear lube, you will want to drain it and replace it with non-synthetic (GL-1 rating) gear lube. ....Most synthetics will attack the bronze gear and bronze bushings in your transaxle.
Edited by Bruce Dorsi, December 23, 2014 - 04:23 PM.