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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-07-2019, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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Tractor Seat Collects Water

I have a Craftsman LT2000 Series tractor that seems to be collecting liquid INSIDE the seat. I've had this mower for about 10 years and noticed a liquid sloshing sound when tipping the seat forward somewhere around year 2. It seems to collect more every year and now some is very slowly leaking out when tipped just right. By "just right" I mean removed from the tractor you can tilt it in the right direction to get a few drops out before tilting it again. You cannot feel the water in the seat when sitting on it so it's more of an annoyance than an issue. I bought this tractor new and have never stored it outdoors, it's always in the garage. I've also never used it in the rain.

Question #1: How the **** does the water get into the seat?

Question #2: How the **** do I get the water out? Can I drill a small hole somewhere on the bottom to quickly drain this? What I'm doing now seems like it will take hours.

Question #3: What can I do to prevent this from continuing?

Tractor is model 247.288851.
Seat is part# 757-04145.

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Never heard that complaint before about one stored inside. Maybe condensation from temperature changes overtime? I would try a small weep hole at the lowest point in the bottom. Far as I know they don't come filled from the factory with any type filling other then foam.

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Never heard that complaint before about one stored inside. Maybe condensation from temperature changes overtime? I would try a small weep hole at the lowest point in the bottom. Far as I know they don't come filled from the factory with any type filling other then foam.
maybe its from when he washes it

it most often gets in when the seat separates from the plastic shell

just flip seat up, find the lowest point when the seat is in riding position and mark a spot to drill a hole in it to let the water drain out

i had a few with this issue and yes its puzzling how the water gets in there

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