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I have a ariens 42 deck with 17.5 motor was cutting grass

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i have a ariens 42 deck with 17.5 motor was cutting grass today and it died it wants to start but then notice it seems like its lock in gear wont go into netrual any help....
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 6 months ago.

Hello. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you.

Expert:  Donald replied 6 months ago.

Do you have the model numbers for your mower? They are located under your seat.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
93604600/a175bg42
Expert:  Donald replied 6 months ago.

I am back with you. Sorry about the delay, and thanks for these model numbers.

Expert:  Donald replied 6 months ago.

I pulled up a diagram of your mower. You have a manual shift transmission. It is possible that your brakes are sticking.

Expert:  Donald replied 6 months ago.

Although your brake/clutch pedal is fully releasing, the brake assembly on your transmission could sticking, and is not releasing.

Expert:  Donald replied 6 months ago.

We can continue from here.

Expert:  Donald replied 6 months ago.

There is an adjustment nut on your transmission. Use a 1/2" wrench to loosen it counterclockwise, in small increments, until your brakes release.

Expert:  Donald replied 6 months ago.

Take a look at the image in the link below. I used an arrow to highlight the location of your adjustment nut.