Section 3 – MAINTENANCE
DO NOT attempt any adjustments, maintenance,
service or repairs with the engine running. Stop
engine. Stop blade. Engage parking brake. Remove
key. Remove spark plug wire from spark plug and
secure away from plug. Engine and components are
HOT. Avoid serious burns, allow all parts to cool
before working on machine. Fuel Filler Cap and Vent
must be closed securely to prevent fuel spillage.
3.3 SERVICE - EVERY 25 OPERATING HOURS
3.3.8. REAR AXLE BEARING - LUBRICATION
1. The left rear axle bearing requires three shots of
general purpose grease from grease gun.
2. The right rear axle bearing is lubricated by the
differential lubricant and requires no grease.
3.3.9. DIFFERENTIAL/CHAIN CASE - LUBRICATION
1. Stand rear engine rider on its rear bumper and
check the fill/level plug, for cracks and wear. Replace
fill/level plug if signs of wear are visible.
IMPORTANT: If the Rear Engine Rider will be on its
rear bumper for longer than two hours, remove the
battery. Refer to Section "BATTERY REMOVAL".
2. To check lubricant, remove fill/level plug and
visually inspect for lubricant on the internal parts of the
differential. If no lubricant is visible on the internal
parts of the differential, add transmission grease as
needed. See Figure 3.8.
IMPORTANT: Overfilling of the differential with lubricant will
cause lubricant to leak onto drive components of the Rear
3. Check fill/level plug for damage. If signs of wear or
cracks are visible, replace plug with new plug. See
4. To check lubricant in chain case, remove fill/level
plug and look for lubricant on the internal
components of the chain case. If no lubricant is
visible, add SNAPPER transmission grease as
needed. See Figure 3.9.
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