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Machine stops in all forward gears at the slightest incline.

Customer Question

Machine stops in all forward gears at the slightest incline.
Reverse pulls strong even uphill!!!!
New drive disk and new drive belt installed. No Change.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer. The drive disc is making good contact with the friction plate right ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Right.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

If you jack up the rear end does the wheels move ok ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The wheels move free in neutral.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

Does it move at all in forward

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Wheels do not move when in gear.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

Is the friction wheel making contact on the same spot on the drive plate as it was before

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Call me(###) ###-####
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

I can call bit just answer charges more etc

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Forget about the call. What else do you need to know?
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

IM looking at some diagrams , give me a few .

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. My next action will be to change the drive plate.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

Have you checked out your differential ?

https://www.partstree.com/parts/snapper/mowers-rear-engine-riding-lawn-mower/2811523bv-7084940-snapper-28-rear-engine-rider-11-5-hp-series-23/differential-r-h-fender/

Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

If it's making good connection with the drive plate I can't see how that would be affecting it

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Well none of this makes much sense anyway.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

It doesn't your right , the one thing that does is when you put it in reverse the disc moves to a different part of the drive plate

Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

Did it just go out mid use ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No. Gradually.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am going to change the drive plate.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

Gradually seems like a drive plate or friction disc issue

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Friction disk is new, that's why I am changing the Drive Plate.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

Look at this , you have the ez clutch too .

https://youtu.be/0a2-Cj20XMY

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I've already seen that youtube.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

Have you adjusted yours ?

Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

If you sheard a keyway etc it wouldn't drive in reverse strong

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I think the problem is the surface of the drive disk. Remember it pulls strong uphill in reverse.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

Could be if your drive wheel is slipping on it

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Drive wheel is not slipping on the drive shaft.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

You replaced the drive wheel correct ?

Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

It may be slipping against the friction disc

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hey John I appreciate your thoughts but none of this isn't any thing new for me, this conversation is just going nowhere. I'am done. Good night.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

Ok. , I will keep looking through diagrams