Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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?
Can you tell if your belt is tight, and is not slipping?
Can you get the model numbers for your mower for me?
Thanks for this information. Have you recently removed either of your rear wheels?
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.
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.
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?
Will your mower roll, if you pull your bypass lever out, and try pushing it?
Another thing to check, is to confirm that the pulley on your transaxle, is actually spinning, after you release your brake pedal.
What about when your engine is running? Does your transaxle pulley appear to spinning at full speed?
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.
The pulley should spin clockwise, when belt is tight, and engine is running.