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Donald, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  I have 25+ years of experience repairing 2 & 4 cycle engines
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I have an issue as the right transmission heats up. It

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I have an issue as the right transmission heats up. It begins to stop operating and makes a squeeling noise, what can I do to repair this noise. Thought about changing filter kit but don't know how to get to it.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: 1 year
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes, if possible
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: after you let it sit for about 30 minutes it will operate for a bout 30-45 minutes
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

What is the make of your mower? Do you have your model numbers available?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Cub Cadet Model RZT 50
Expert:  Donald replied 12 months ago.

Thanks for your reply. Have you checked the condition of the belt that drives your transmission. If this belt is worn, or slightly slipping, it can affect the performance of your transmission. Have you noticed any oil leaks on your transmission? We can continue from here.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I just replaced the belt, and have no visible oil leaks.
Expert:  Donald replied 12 months ago.

Have you checked the oil level in your transmission?

Expert:  Donald replied 12 months ago.

If everything is looking ok externally, then you likely have an internal issue with your transmission. The squealing could be caused by either your belt slipping your pulley, or the bearing on your input shaft, could be partially seizing after it heats up.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Is the input shaft the one driven by the belt?
Expert:  Donald replied 12 months ago.

Yes, you are correct.