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Donald, Small Engine Technician
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My Deere d110 progressively got slower until it wouldnr

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My John Deere d110 progressively got slower until it wouldnr move. Oil all over the ground where its parked.
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Customer: Just in the last couple of days.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. Do you know if the oil is leaking from your engine, or leaking from your transaxle? If it is leaking from your engine, it could be getting on your drive belt, and causing your drive belt to slip. An oily drive belt will affect the performance of your transaxle.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

If your oil is leaking from your transaxle, our problem could be caused by low oil, a worn belt that is slipping, or trapped air inside is your transaxle. You and I can continue from here.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok! Thank you for responding!
It is leaking from the back so the transaxle...I assume?! ...if you havent figured it out yet...I am a woman with little to no small engine experience except for 2 really annoying, throw me over the edge john deere mowers!!
There was a TON of oil on my garage floor...It started up fine...ran for about 30 minutes bf I noticed it was going really slow...brought it back to my garage...oil dripping off the it will start but not move forward or back. looks to me like the belt is loose? Although I dont really knkw how much slack there should be?!!
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

There shouldn't be any slack at all, after you release your brake pedal. When you have an opportunity, check to see if your belt is oily. Also, if your belt is loose, it may have stretched, and needs to be replaced.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

If the oil is actually coming from your transaxle, it is very likely that you have a leaking seal.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

We can continue from here.