Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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The first thing that comes to mind is the transmission belt that runs from the engine to the transmission pulleys.
I would check to make certain that the belt is still in good condition and not broken, when these belt have a chance to sit for a while with no use they can become very weathered or dry and break very easily.