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Will the tractor roll in the released position? Has either rear wheel been off?
i can roll it forward and backward. no wheel has been off. Service man has installed thatcher to front of tractor a couple of weeks ago.
That would seem to make it a belt problem.
Can you see the pulley on top of the transmission turning?
when stepping on pedals there is no reaction anywhere
The belt is likely off one of the pulleys.
illustrate how to put the belt back on
The spring loaded idler has to be pulled away from the belt and tied off. Then the belt can be slipped back into position, and then idler released to tighten the belt.
ok i will go see what i can do
Let me know what you find. Thank you.
it appears all belts are on and tight
i noticed a fuse missing in the fuse panel could that be the problem
Are you looking at the drive belt or the deck belt? with the brake released and the engine running, the pulley should be turning on the transmission, is it??
The fuse would have nothing to do with drive . This transmission is not electrical.
it was not
If the pulley is not turning, the belt is not turning. It does drive off the engine crankshaft, maybe the pulley on the crankshaft is loose?
the only thing that engages is the blower belt for the bagger
nothing seems loose. i pulled on all of the belts i could access with out turning the machine over
is there a safety thing to didengage when working on the tractor the service man could have engaged
There is a release on the drive, a lever that is pulled. I thought you had tried that.
where is that lever
You have to pull it to push the mower.
i only released the brake and i could push it forward and back
The release lever is behind the unit, under the seat area, just a rod . # XXXXX
Just push it back in.
so-is this below the seat on the deck or where?
I'LL GO LOOK
Behind the seat, on the sheet metal behind, like where a bumper would be on a car.
YaHoo!!! it worked. Thank you
i knew nothing about that lever
Wow, glad it worked out. Thank you.
good thing to know.