John Deere Company Complaint - Collosal Ripoff
After 200 hrs of use, mower failed to go forward and reverse. Went to dealer and was informed that L series were low quality and only sold at department stores. Was told that transmission has a high failure rate and was not worth repairing. Repair would cost $650. for parts plus extensive labor hours. In addition, would need bearings and possible future engine replacement because of the hours of use.
Was told that the transmission was not serviceable and had to go to a qualified dealer for a repair.
After research on Google, found that the transmission fluid could be drained and replaced with some mechanical ability.
After replacing the fluid and a lot of mechanical ability (which you definitely need to do for this job!) is running like new.
Bottom line is...JD makes this product to only last for a given number of hours. They don't want it to be fixed!