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Re: John Deere 1130 SE
#1   Jan 3, 2010 10:15 am

I’m happy to say that my 1130 is working flawlessly.   I got in Dec 2008.   It started slipping within 5 minutes when it first was delivered.    The addition of the correct parts from JD (Back Plate), some weather stripping on the front of the belt cover, and clear roof patch over all the holes and behind the bottom of the back plate resolved all the issues.  It has not slipped at all this winter.  What I can’t believe is that JD and Briggs shipped the units this year with the same problems.  Very poor management and quality control!   Hopefully they will get off thier butts before the go out of business. 

Re: John Deere 1130 SE
#2   Jan 26, 2009 7:31 pm
You are correct.   Briggs who makes the 1130 has a kit that they will send to the dealer free of charge. They sent some to my dealer.  I don't think they know that the cover can leak where there is a small hole for the flexible hinge.  
Re: John Deere 1130 SE
#3   Jan 26, 2009 8:15 am
These units were shipped without all the hardware to seal the belts and friction plate.  As soon as some snow accumulates on it,  The unit loses it's drive.   Below is the list of the parts.   

1. Shaft Seal  1733898   $1.95

2. Seal Plate 1733868A  $5.95  (This closes the back of the plastic belt cover)  Why this was not installed who knows!!

3. Seal Strip  1733897  $1.95 

I also sealed the front of the plastic belt cover using black foam weather stripping.   For the seal plate I used  "Henry # 212 Clear Elastomeric roof patch"  It is clear, flexible and adheres very well at any temp.  Instead using seal strip #1733897,  I ran a 1/2" bead along the engine frame where it meets seal plate.  I sealed any holes/gaps on the engine frame as well.  There is also one small hole on the top of the belt cover near the plastic hinge. Seal that too.

On the inside I cleaned the friction plate with some carb cleaner applied on a rag.   I removed all the excess oil and grease from the hex shaft and friction wheal assembly.  On the hex shaft I used a very light coating of chainsaw bar and chain oil.  This will prevent oil splatter from getting on the friction disc and plate. 

 I used the unit for several hours and the drive problem has been resolved.
Re: John Deere 1130 SE
#4   Jan 25, 2009 1:53 pm
Mine is working 100%.  I will add the details for what I did later today.   No more drive problems!!!!!  
Re: John Deere 1130 SE
#5   Jan 20, 2009 11:00 pm

 Here are the part numbers for the parts that are missing from the John Deere 1130 SE

1. Shaft Seal  1733898   $1.95

2. Seal Plate 1733868A  $5.95

3. Seal Strip  1733897  $1.95

I found these in the parts manual for a Snapper model 1530SE.   It is very similar to the JD 1130SE except for the Chute control.
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