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Experience:  I have 25+ years of experience repairing 2 & 4 cycle engines
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I have a craftsman lawn tractor that is stuck in third gear.

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I have a craftsman lawn tractor that is stuck in third gear. Model# *****
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: It won't go in any other gear. It won't move
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 7 months ago.
Hello, and thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. Did our problem occur suddenly, or gradually, over time?
Expert:  Donald replied 7 months ago.
Try rocking your mower backwards, and forwards, as you are attempting to shifter your lever out of third gear. Also, check to make sure that your shift linkages are not binding.
Expert:  Donald replied 7 months ago.
You can also remove the shift lever from your transmission, then check to see if you can shift out of 3rd gear, using a Crescent Wrench, or a similar tool. Process of elimination.
Expert:  Donald replied 7 months ago.
You and I can continue from here. Thanks!