Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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You have a left side ZT2800 Transaxle, and a right side Zt2800 Transaxle. I need to confirm something.
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I have circled your right side transaxle. I would like to know if you replaced an o-ring on your transaxle??
Thank you for this information. Did you have a major oil leak prior to replacing your o-ring?
These are only troubleshooting questions ...
What about your left side transaxle? Is it working as it should?
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Did you add your oil directly to your transaxle, through the oil fill port, at the top of your transaxle, or through the expansion tank?
Can you hold just a minute? I need to check something for you.
I am back with you. Did you put 20W50 motor oil in your transaxle?
Have you noticed the condition of your drive belt? Is it as tight as it needs to be?
Was your right side pulling before you replaced the o-ring?
I apologize for all of the questions. I am trying to eliminate all of the possibilities.
Double check your bypass rod / lever. Let's make sure it is actually moving the bypass lever on your transaxle. We need to confirm that your transaxle is not in freewheel position.
Another thing to check. Check to see if your mower will roll freely with your bypass rods pulled out, then check to see if your mower will roll after you push your rods in.
Did you engage your parking brakes, after you drove your mower onto your trailer?
This is why I asked if your mower will roll, I was thinking that your brakes could be sticking.
Based upon what you have told me thus far, I do believe our problem is external. You drove your mower onto your trailer, and now your right side will not move. I do have some suggestions for you.
Are you using an OEM drive belt, or an aftermarket belt?
Just to be sure, I suggest that you check again, to see if your mower will roll freely, if you pull out both bypass rods. Then push both rods in, and let's see if your mower still rolls freely, on both wheels, or just one side rolls. This is part of a process of elimination. Neither wheel should roll freely when your bypass rod is push in.