Purging Hydro on Simplicity Regent

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by BCarr, Mar 21, 2004.

  1. BCarr

    BCarr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    After changing the oil in the hydro trans ,it doesn't want to work.Manual says it may need to be purged if it doesn't do right.Can someone please tell me how to purge it.
  2. xcopterdoc

    xcopterdoc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 752

    The manual should say how to purge it. If not contact a dealer. Is there an external filter?
  3. BCarr

    BCarr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    My owners manual dosn't say how,just that if it dosen't respond or makes a noise, it may need to be done.No,there is no external filter,just the screen filter inside the filler cap under the spring,which I removed and cleaned and replaced as per the instructions in the manual.It probably is in the service manual,but no got one.New local dealer said he didn't know either but would try and find out.

    NCSERVICE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 206

    Did you fill the Hydro filter with fluid before installing?
  5. heritage

    heritage LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,358

    Jack the drive wheels up off of the ground and then turn the wheels 1-2 revolutions by hand. Then start it up and it shoud work.
    Pete D.

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