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926LE drive handle sticking

First ever issue with my 8 yr old 926LE:

Just today the drive handle started sticking. Its pretty intermittent, and doesnt seem gear dependent. It stuck at least once in all 6 forward and 2 reverse gears. Doesnt seem to have anything to do with the auger drive interlock, since it stuck at times even with the auger disengaged.

Anything to look for? I didnt catch anything in the manual about it.

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You are going to need to tip the machine up on the front end, remove the belt cover and bottom cover, look at how the drive handle pulls the friction disc back and forth and oil it up.

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Ive always wondered....do I need to drain fluids before tipping the machine into the service position?

And doctor's orders say I shouldnt be lifting heavy things just yet, so Im not sure I can flip it over myself anyway. ive been able to work under the bottom of the blower just by resting it on 4x4 blocks and pulling the wheels off....might have to give that a shot instead of flipping it.
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You might be able to get to the parts that need oiled just by pulling the belt cover. You will see a large shaft right behind the disc the belt goes on. When you pull the lever down you will see the belt and that disc move backwards. There is a spring that should pull it back forward when you release the handle.

As for draining fluids, just be sure the oil caps are all tight. For the fuel, it is best if you have under a half a tank as the fuel cap has a vent hole that can drip. With a half tank the level will be lower than the cap. Another trick I have heard works is remove the cap and put a plastic bag under it and tighten it back down.

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