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Husqvarna lawn tractor wont move replaced v drive belt

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husqvarna lawn tractor wont move replaced v drive belt already
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: power take off works/blades move when engaged but barely moves when forward or backward is engaged
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Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
hello?
Expert:  Donald replied 12 months ago.

Hello and thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. Did this problem exist prior to you replacing your drive belt?

Expert:  Donald replied 12 months ago.

Can you tell if your belt is tight, and is not slipping?

Expert:  Donald replied 12 months ago.

Can you get the model numbers for your mower for me?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
yth2348
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
belt is tight
Expert:  Donald replied 12 months ago.

Thanks for this information. Have you recently removed either of your rear wheels?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
nope
Expert:  Donald replied 12 months ago.

You have a Tuff Torq Transaxle in your mower. Check to see if the lever on your transaxle is shifting fully into forward and reverse positions.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
it does
Expert:  Donald replied 12 months ago.

What about your bypass lever? Check to see if it is actually moving the lever on your transaxle, as you push it in and out.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
it does.
Expert:  Donald replied 12 months ago.

Based upon what you and I have discussed so far, I am lead to believe that our problem is internal. It could be that your fluid level is too low, it could be trapped air inside, etc. Have you noticed any oil leaks?

Expert:  Donald replied 12 months ago.

Will your mower roll, if you pull your bypass lever out, and try pushing it?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
it does. And engages when pressed in
Expert:  Donald replied 12 months ago.

Another thing to check, is to confirm that the pulley on your transaxle, is actually spinning, after you release your brake pedal.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
barely
Expert:  Donald replied 12 months ago.

What about when your engine is running? Does your transaxle pulley appear to spinning at full speed?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
no
Expert:  Donald replied 12 months ago.

If your pulley is not spinning properly, then it is possible that either the splines inside your pulley is worn, and slipping, or the shaft on your transaxle could have worn splines.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
should the pulley be spinning when forward or backward pedal is not engaged?
Expert:  Donald replied 12 months ago.

The pulley should spin clockwise, when belt is tight, and engine is running.