John Deere 3038E brake problem
I recently bought a very nice 2016 John Deere 3038E. The only problem is that the brake seems to be malfunctioning. I have the manual and have tried to adjust it, but there is nothing. Probably take it to the dealership in mid-March to have it fixed. Does anyone have any guesses as to the cost that I will be looking for, if they have to go in the rear? I am hoping that I am overlooking something, but I don’t think so.
I would go to JD parts.com and see a schematic to see how it is assembled, maybe that will give you an idea if you want to tackle the job or not. I would also look for a service / workshop manual as that would explain how to repair it.
As for the cost, you will have to call your local JD store and ask for their hourly rate. If they have to go to the rear / transaxle don’t expect it to be cheap. The time to take it all apart and then reinstall it will be the big cost.
I have started using my handbrake with my 3025 but normally I just put the hub or whatever I have in the 3 point on the ground. That serves as a good anchor most of the time.