Small Engine Problems? Ask an Engine Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hello how are you
I will be assisting you with this question if its ok. J.R hasnt been on in a while.
Have you checked that the brake is not on and the free wheel lever is not disengaging the hydro?
Let me check a couple more things for you. Be right with you
Does the pump wine at all? Did it before you parked it?
Also, did you fill the filter with oil before installing it?
Did you fill the filter? It sounds as though it may just be air bound
If you did not fill the filter do that and retry. If that does not get you going, start the engine and turn the steering wheel all the way in one direction and completley back to the other, that should force the air / fluid in the system to move, once the fluid gets to the pump it will purge the rest of the air out
Be sure to recheck the fluid level afterwards
You didnt mention when you repaired the line and refilled the system. Often times just allowing the mower to sit overnight is enough for the air to burp
Next we will have to test the pump. If it was working when parked, its likely nothing more then an issue with air in the system.
If you have any further questions or problems post them here and we can continue to work on this. Please rememeber to rate you experience, my goal is excellent service...Thanks
Another thought. If you have someone to assist you, start the mower and have someone push the mower in reverse, that will work quicker then turning the steering wheel
You are very welcome. I wouldnt be too worried, this happens to alot of people
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