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Greetings, I have a Craftsman YT 3000 lawn mower and today

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Greetings,
I have a Craftsman YT 3000 lawn mower and today while I was mowing I noticed that the gear shift on the right hand side was very loose and when I pulled up in my garage I noticed a rod that is connected to the gear shift underneath just dangling. The mower will only go forward and not reverse or anything.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 2 years ago.

Hello. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. I will need the model numbers from under your seat. I would like to pull up a diagram of your mower.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
917. 250221 is the model number and serial number is *****
Expert:  Donald replied 2 years ago.

Thank you so much for this information. I will pull an image of your linkages for us to use as a reference.

Expert:  Donald replied 2 years ago.

Please click on the link below to open up your image.

Expert:  Donald replied 2 years ago.

Each of the parts in the image are numbered. Can you tell me the number for the part that is dangling on your mower? We can continue from here. Thanks!

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I really do not see it... It's the piece that is connected to the gear stick that is connected to another rod that runs below the seat and in between both tires. The piece that is dangling is attached to this particular rod that is between both tires and under the seat.
Expert:  Donald replied 2 years ago.

Does the part appear to be broken, or just unattached?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Unattached
Expert:  Donald replied 2 years ago.

Can you take a picture of the part that is dangling?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
166231. CHINA 0312 are the numbers on the piece. Picture to follow
Expert:  Donald replied 2 years ago.

Thanks ...

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Here is the picture
Expert:  Donald replied 2 years ago.

Thank you for this image.

Expert:  Donald replied 2 years ago.

That is the link that attaches to your transmission shift lever.

Expert:  Donald replied 2 years ago.

Please click on the link above. Let's see if it looks like your part.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It does.... Is the transmission shift lever somewhere above the deck of the lawn mower?
Expert:  Donald replied 2 years ago.

It is right in the center of your transmission, close to the front of it.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Can you send me a picture of what it attaches to?
Expert:  Donald replied 2 years ago.

I will check to see if I can find one for you.

Expert:  Donald replied 2 years ago.

If you can take a picture of the front of your transmission, I can highlight it for you.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
On the diagram you sent me earlier, is it the piece that attaches to number 134?
Expert:  Donald replied 2 years ago.

Thank you for waiting. Take a look at the image below.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Great... I know where that part is on the mower and thank you for helping me. I can now fix it
Expert:  Donald replied 2 years ago.

You are very welcome! I do hope all goes well for you.

Expert:  Donald replied 2 years ago.

It has been a pleasure working with you.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
with you Sir. Have a great and blessed day and Happy Labor Day
Expert:  Donald replied 2 years ago.

Thanks! I wish the same for you.