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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: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
hello?
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.

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

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

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

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
yth2348
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
belt is tight
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

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

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
nope
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.
it does
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.
it does.
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.

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

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it does. And engages when pressed in
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.
barely
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

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

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.
should the pulley be spinning when forward or backward pedal is not engaged?
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

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