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My craftsman runs opposite of what the gear notch says. 3

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My craftsman runs opposite of what the gear notch says. 3 speeds in revers and one forward? I just changed te drive belt and I think I go it right.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Ranwell1 replied 2 years ago.
The problem is that the belt is twisted in the wrong direction causing the transmission to run backwards.
You may have the belt on the idler pulleys wrong as well.Take the belt off and install it correctly.
I know that this sounds too simple, but that is the only thing that can cause this problem that I know of.