Transaxle locked up
I have a 6-7 year old Craftsman LT3000 with a 6-speed 206-545c transaxle. After hours of mowing, I stopped to move something and when I let the brake out, the tractor jumped, then completely locked up. Wheels wouldn't turn and the gear shift was locked in gear, could not shift.
I took the transaxle apart and found 2nd gear in 3 pieces. Purchased a new gear, put it all back together and took it for a test drive. I was able to shift fine for the first minute but then the same problem came back. Locked in gear, can't move. I'm thinking the broken gear was a result of something else wrong which obviously I didn't fix.
Anyone have this issue and what did you do to fix it? Any suggestions? I'd rather save $250 and fix the one I have!
Thanks a lot,