There are many things that can cause this.
I will be right back to discuss this with you.
Sorry, I had another customer here at my shop
Most of these have a belt that runs the hydrostatic drive. it is possible that this belt has broken, slipped off one of the pulleys, or just wore out. It may need replaced.
The manual is right , these hydros are not meant to be serviced.... at least by the customer.
Some service centers can add fluid if needed, but this doesn't happen very oftem.
This model is notorious for having the hydrostatic transmissions go bad, so this may also be the problem.
I would suggest checking the blet and see that it is good and make sure that it is tight as well. sometimes the spring that goes on the idler pulley arm will break and cause the belt to get loose.
Also sometimes the pressure relief lever on the hydro can get stuck in the off position. Try moving this several times and see if it gets better.
Othere than these things, you might be better off letting a good repair center take a look at this. It probably would save you money in the long run.
I was looking for a belt but it was dark and difficult to see. What is the easiest way to get access to the belt?
Tere is no real easy access to the belt.
But usually it is located just above the mower deck. You may have to remove the mower deck to get to it.
Here is a link to a sectional MTD service manual for all 1000 series and 1500 Series Tractors.
http://manuals.mtdproducts.com/mtd/Public.do?model_num=13AQ11BP756&serial_num=&doSearch=YThis tractor was made by MTD
You have a 1000 series tractor.
I wasn't sure if the hydrostatic trans had a belt so I didn't spend much time in the dark looking for a belt
There are several sections of the manual, and you may have to check them out to see which one you need.
You should be able to see the blet near the back of the transmision as it must connect to a pulley on the transmisson.
Here MAY be the correct section of the manual for the drive belt.http://manuals.mtdproducts.com/mtd/Safety.do?pid=227879&model_num=13AQ11BP756&serial_num=&filename=1000section17.pdf
NO! It think that the previous section was for the manual transmission.
I think that this is the correct section.http://manuals.mtdproducts.com/mtd/Safety.do?pid=227879&model_num=13AQ11BP756&serial_num=&filename=1000section23.pdf
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