Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! I don't know it all, but maybe together we can get you a satisfactory answer!
Sorry for the late response, I have been out of town for a few days! But see link nelow. # 31 is the release rod. you need t get to the lever on top of the transmission , that rod attaches to, usually the lever sticks from lack of use, use some penetrating oil and work the lever back and forth using a crescent wrench or other tool to move it. Free it up, and that should get transmission back into gear!
I see question is sill open, did you see my response/