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    2210 transaxle getting too hot, advice?

    Hello everybody. Ive been using my 2210 since it was new, always serviced and wisely used.

    The transmission has been getting hot enough to trip the warning light, I think I registered 250º last time.

    I replaced the fluid with low vis, new filter and cleaned suction screen/magnets. It still overheats. My belly mower is spinning freely, rotary cutter for the rear spins freely.

    What makes the transmission get too hot? 950hrs on the machine and the only problem Ive ever had was the driveshaft going bad, I replaced it before it broke and my cooling fan is intact.

    I have searched an awful lot on this and I cant find any likely issues that makes the transmission overheat.

    Thanks,

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    I don't see your location in your profile. What is the ambient temperature outside and how long have you been mowing when you get the over temp warning?

    Is the transmission housing and surrounding area free of debris? I don't think the 2210 has a cooling fan on the transaxle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    I don't think the 2210 has a cooling fan on the transaxle.

    It sure does:
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2210User View Post
    Hello everybody. Ive been using my 2210 since it was new, always serviced and wisely used.

    The transmission has been getting hot enough to trip the warning light, I think I registered 250º last time.

    I replaced the fluid with low vis, new filter and cleaned suction screen/magnets. It still overheats. My belly mower is spinning freely, rotary cutter for the rear spins freely.

    What makes the transmission get too hot? 950hrs on the machine and the only problem Ive ever had was the driveshaft going bad, I replaced it before it broke and my cooling fan is intact.

    I have searched an awful lot on this and I cant find any likely issues that makes the transmission overheat.

    Thanks,
    Having had a 2210 some years back - I just don’t remember it having a high trans temp warning light let alone a gauge.
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    Blades on fan missing/broken?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    It sure does:
    Thanks Kenny! I thought it did but browsed through the parts but couldn't find it. That would be my first suspect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    Having had a 2210 some years back - I just don’t remember it having a high trans temp warning light let alone a gauge.
    Looking at the manual the only thing mentioned is a engine coolant temperature light.

    E - Engine Coolant Temperature Light - This light will turn on when the engine coolant is approaching a dangerously hot temperature. If this light turns on during operation, remove load on machine immediately. Reduce engine to idle speed and check for something blocking air flow to the radiator and check engine coolant level. If light stays on after cleaning grille, stop engine.
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    Just an idea, but this sure sounds to me like that feedback rod issue that can happen where the 3-pt is constantly up against resistance and gets the fluid hot. I'm sure one of the more knowledgeable gurus around here can chime in with more details. Is it making any kind of constant whining noise like it's up against a load?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    I don't see your location in your profile. What is the ambient temperature outside and how long have you been mowing when you get the over temp warning?

    Is the transmission housing and surrounding area free of debris? I don't think the 2210 has a cooling fan on the transaxle.
    I’m in upstate SC, yes, its generally hot outside in the summer. Let’s say I’m mowing in the 86º-92º range. Ive been doing the same for over 10 years now, never been a problem until now. I can mow maybe 1.5hrs, grass/field isn’t all that dense or tall. I only mow as much as the mower deck can blow out the side chute, I don’t let it clog itself up.

    I keep the transaxle free of debris, all surfaces are pretty clean.

    Plastic fan blades are all there and I inspect the area regularly. In fact, when the high temp light comes on I turn off the PTO and let the engine run at the 540PTO rpm mark for a few minutes and it cools things down enough for me to continue mowing.

    Is there any chance that the mid pto drive has worn linkage internally?

    Is there any chance that the transaxle is just worn out and makes itself too hot as I drive around in L?

    Thanks for the help.

    I think Ive read somewhere that if I were to buy a new SCUT then all my implements I currently have will not connect to the rear pto. Would my rotary cutter and 48” tiller not hook up to the rear of the new tractors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2210User View Post
    I think Ive read somewhere that if I were to buy a new SCUT then all my implements I currently have will not connect to the rear pto. Would my rotary cutter and 48” tiller not hook up to the rear of the new tractors?
    I'm a bit stumped on the overheating problem.

    As for rear implements, your 2210 has the same Cat-1 3PH and 540RPM rear PTO as do newer tractors. Without know the specifics on your existing implements, I can think of no reason why they would not work on a current model SCUT. Your tractor has roughly the same engine and PTO horsepower as a 1025R.
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