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Experience:  Owner/Service Technician at S & J Small Engines
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I had a flat tire on my D130--I just changed it, but now the

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I had a flat tire on my D130--I just changed it, but now the mower will not go in gear either forward or back. The lever in the back is in but the wheels don't engage.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

Hi, my name is***** will be assisting you.

When you reinstalled the wheel did you make sure that the key was still there that locks the wheel to the axle? If you start the machine and try to move it while looking inside the wheel is the axle spinning inside the wheel that you had off, if so then you have lost the key or not installed it back into place.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not sure what you mean by the "key". The axle does not spin.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I put the washer and locking loop back on when I replaced the tire.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The brake feels mushy like it's not engaging.
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

There is a slot or keyway in the wheel as well as the axle, there should be a key in that keyway. If there is not then the axle will just spin inside the wheel and the machine will not move. This happens a lot because most people don't realize that there is a key there. Is the machine still sitting in the same place that you removed and reinstalled the wheel?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what's the key look like
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

It will be 3/16" square about 2" long. It will be steel so a magnet would pick it up if you happened to have been in the grass. Did you repair the tire yourself or take it elsewhere to have it repaired?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks John--found it inserted it and it's good to go.--Thanks
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

You are welcome, it has been a pleasure to assist you.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Got the help I needed--John did good and solved my issue with only 3 questions/exchanges of info.
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

Thanks again it was a pleasure to assist you.

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