In Reply to: Re: Found the cause - This looks like a major issue posted by Kimberly on April 20, 2019 at 12:19:10:
If you ever get one of those big rear tires spinning and have it suddenly find traction it can break all sorts of things. Normal use wouldn't cause that to break but most of these tractors have seen a lot more than normal use. The part may have also been weakened by a flaw. What you are experiencing is the dreaded mission creep that occurs just about any time we start working on anything. When covers come off and parts come out, there is always a good chance of finding other problems. I seldom work on anything that goes exactly as planned. This is the main reason I bought more than one tractor. When one is down for repairs the other is still ready to work.