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I changed the transmission fluid on a Raptor lawn mower and…

I changed the transmission...

I changed the transmission fluid on a Hustler Raptor lawn mower and now the right control lever will not function either forward or reverse.

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

Hustler Raptor 60 inch cut one year old. 26 horse power Kohler engine

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

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Not at this time

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Were you having this problem prior to changing your fluid?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No

Thanks for your response. It is very likely that you have trapped air in your system. Are you familiar with purging your system?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No how do I purge the system

I will attach some information for you.

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Both rear wheels will need to be high enough off of the ground to prevent them from touching the ground during the purging procedure.

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After you purge your system, the performance of your transmission should be back to normal again.

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