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Rear wheels won't turn Regent

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rear wheels won't turn Regent(###) ###-####
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Wayne replied 2 months ago.

Hi i'm Wayne

I will help you with this

did this just happen all of a sudden

did you have rear wheels off ??

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
It is a decent looking 5-speed mower that my neighbor said I could have, as it was "jambed in gear" and could not be rolled out of his backyard. I backed my F-150 up to it and chain-hoisted the rear of the tractor off the ground, then pulled it into my driveway. No manuals, but I assume all Simplicity user and parts breakdowns are available on line. Wheels are on.
Expert:  Wayne replied 2 months ago.


So you are saying it is stuck in gear ??

1st look at the linkage underneath for the brake and clutch

does the gear shift move ??

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
The shift lever is frozen is some gear or another. I can't tell because I'm not used to the shift pattern, can't exercise the shift pattern, and there's a decent amount of slop in the shift lever. The mower is heavy, low to the ground, has a mowing deck and will not move, so looking at it will not be easy in the daylight of the driveway. I can tell that you are willing to help, but I have to get access to its underside and also find some on-line maintenance info.
Is it possible for you to keep a file of correspondence with me that we can revisit in a few days?
Can my deposit of $5 float also?
What are websites that have the info or videos for my Simplicity Regent ('93 - '95)?
How in the world do I get the tractor up so that I can assess things and work under it safely?
How do we re-establish conversation in a few days?
A phonecon between us is not warrented now. Maybe later.
Thanks, Willie.
Expert:  Wayne replied 2 months ago.

Hi Willie

you just always come back here for info, it stays open

here is a link for parts break down

to see what you are looking at

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