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Air in the hydro system?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mowfun, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. mowfun

    mowfun LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    i have a 2 year old dixie xw2500-60. I bought it used and cleaned it up... looks real good. I have noticed that the controls are reall jerky and the pumps whine alot. when i look under the seat i sometimes see little air bubbles the hydro lines. Is this a problem or is a little air expected? also how hard is it to flush your own hydro system?
  2. Jimbo

    Jimbo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,093

    Sometimes see air bubbles coming out of the hydro lines? Seems to me you would be getting fluid out if air can get out. At any rate that cant be a good sign.

    I would take it to a dealer.
  3. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,469

    Just call the factory. They have bleeders on them and the company should offer where they are. Just loosen them and move the sticks back and forth.... Done.
    OR......... you've got an air leak problem........
  4. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    It could be your pump has a bad shaft and or seal that is allowing it to suck in air. I have seen this happen before. Check the drive pulley on the pump housing for looseness. The pumps should bleed out the air by themselves if it doesnt have a bad shaft/seal.

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