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Machine stops in all forward gears at the slightest incline.

Customer Question

Machine stops in all forward gears at the slightest incline.
Reverse pulls strong even uphill!!!!
New drive disk and new drive belt installed. No Change.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 3 months ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer. The drive disc is making good contact with the friction plate right ?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Right.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 3 months ago.

If you jack up the rear end does the wheels move ok ?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
The wheels move free in neutral.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 3 months ago.

Does it move at all in forward

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Wheels do not move when in gear.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
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Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 3 months ago.

Is the friction wheel making contact on the same spot on the drive plate as it was before

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Call me(###) ###-####
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 3 months ago.

I can call bit just answer charges more etc

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Forget about the call. What else do you need to know?
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 3 months ago.

IM looking at some diagrams , give me a few .

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Ok. My next action will be to change the drive plate.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 3 months ago.

Have you checked out your differential ?

https://www.partstree.com/parts/snapper/mowers-rear-engine-riding-lawn-mower/2811523bv-7084940-snapper-28-rear-engine-rider-11-5-hp-series-23/differential-r-h-fender/

Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 3 months ago.

If it's making good connection with the drive plate I can't see how that would be affecting it

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Well none of this makes much sense anyway.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 3 months ago.

It doesn't your right , the one thing that does is when you put it in reverse the disc moves to a different part of the drive plate

Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 3 months ago.

Did it just go out mid use ?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No. Gradually.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I am going to change the drive plate.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 3 months ago.

Gradually seems like a drive plate or friction disc issue

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Friction disk is new, that's why I am changing the Drive Plate.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 3 months ago.

Look at this , you have the ez clutch too .

https://youtu.be/0a2-Cj20XMY

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I've already seen that youtube.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 3 months ago.

Have you adjusted yours ?

Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 3 months ago.

If you sheard a keyway etc it wouldn't drive in reverse strong

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I think the problem is the surface of the drive disk. Remember it pulls strong uphill in reverse.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 3 months ago.

Could be if your drive wheel is slipping on it

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Drive wheel is not slipping on the drive shaft.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 3 months ago.

You replaced the drive wheel correct ?

Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 3 months ago.

It may be slipping against the friction disc

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Hey John I appreciate your thoughts but none of this isn't any thing new for me, this conversation is just going nowhere. I'am done. Good night.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 3 months ago.

Ok. , I will keep looking through diagrams