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If the pockets have sharp inside corners, not rounded. The sharp corner adjacent to the root of the gear tooth is where they crack.

Look at the pockets and see if they were machined or forged.
The rounded corner of a machined pocket spreads out the loads.
The sharp corner of a forged pocket focuses the loads in the corner.
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