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Need to remove gears on mad self-propelled mower model

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Need to remove gears...

Need to remove gears on mad self-propelled mower model 12AI832Q724

Mechanic's Assistant: What's the make and model of the mower? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

Me at MTD

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

YES

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Technician: JohnF2015, Technician replied 8 months ago
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thanks. Have replacement wheels and gears but no instructions on how to remove screw holding the gear on
Technician: JohnF2015, Technician replied 8 months ago

On this machine you will need vise grips to reach up under the right rear of the machine and lock onto the drive axle in order to keep the entire axle from turning while trying to remove screw that holds the gears onto the shaft.

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Technician: JohnF2015, Technician replied 8 months ago

You will also want to utilize the vise grips while installing the screws back into the axle once gears have been replaced.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Well that seems less than technical but I will try it. Thought there may br some locking option I was missing in the manual. Thanks.
Technician: JohnF2015, Technician replied 8 months ago

No, there is no other way to lock the axle.

I have done this many times on these machines and it works very well.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Last question, Are the screw standard lefty loose or opposite due to wheel rotation?
Technician: JohnF2015, Technician replied 8 months ago

They are standard thread, left to loosen.

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