Re: Husqvarna GTH2254XP hydro trans problem
I drained the old oil by using a hand-held vaccum pump going through the fill hole on the top of the tranny. In restrospect that was probably a marginal way to get the old oil out because I couldn't get it all. I did not see any metal shavings in the old oil. It was pretty dark brown in color - but it didn't smell like it was burnt at all.
Yes the dealer did mention that there was a filter that was replacable but he said the transmission had to come out of the tractor to replace it. After now having gone through the transmission removal process, I'm thinking that the filter could be replaced without removing the transmission. So, the old transmission has not been opened up yet.
I'd still like to hear from Husqvarna to see if they would provide any warranty support for this. Even though I'm beyond the basic warranty of two years, this is only the third mowing season and the tractor had only 160 operating hours. I didn't want to tear the transmission apart until I heard from Husqvarna.
Now that mowing season is in full stride, I'm busy keeping up with the yard. The old tranny will set on my workbench until I have a few spare hours to tinker with it.