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I was plowing snow and before I totally release the parking brake I hit the gas and locked up the gears can't go forward or back what do I do
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Technician: Vince O., Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hello, check to see if it threw a belt off and jammed. Lift the seat to remove the battery to look at transmission and fan.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have a craftsman Yt 4000 the only thing you see when you lift up my seat is the gas tank
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
CanMove brake release pedal or forward or reverse pedal
Technician: Vince O., Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Have you had a look under the chassis to see if belt came off a pulley and is jammed?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The only belt I have is for the deck and the deck is off
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Belts on but very loose
Technician: Vince O., Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Can you see the transmission pulley? It might of came off it. Inspect the plastic fan to make sure the blades aren't damaged.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Can't get to it right now the gas tanks there you can't help me I'm in the middle of a blizzard
Technician: Vince O., Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

You may have to crawl underneath to look. The drive belt should not be real loose. I can opt out if you wish

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Don't understand what you mean you can opt out
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I only have a carport I can't go out there right now to tear everything apart the only way that I can look at that plastic fan and pulley as if I take the gas tank off and it's getting dark right now is still snowing so I'm screwed
Technician: Vince O., Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

I understand that but you may need to investigate to find the source. I can opt out to allow others to try to help you

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok
Technician: Vince O., Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Were you able to look underneath to see if belt was off tranny pulley?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I think the problem is because the engine will start I believe the parking brake is jammed up and III cant on Jan I can't release the parking brake
Technician: Vince O., Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

My theory is the belt could have jumped off and is under the tranny pulley creating the slack in the belt and tractor not moving. Unless you can jack it up and safely have a look you and me are guessing. If we can't verify if the belt is on the tranny I can not help you, sorry.

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