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JON, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  Certified Small Engine Technician
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Craftsman riding lawn mower will not move, draftsman pyt

Customer Question

craftsman riding lawn mower will not move
JA: What's the make and model of the mower? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: draftsman pyt 9000 riding mower will not move forward
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: if it needs a clutch, probably not
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: belt drives look OK. Don't know what else would keep it from moving except transmission or clutch
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JON replied 2 months ago.
If the machine will not move forwards or backwards it will either be a broken belt a loose belt or a worn belt or the transmission. Look at the drive belt make sure it is run front to back and around all pulleys check the belt for any cracks or the sides of the belt for smoothness
Expert:  JON replied 2 months ago.
Did it stop moving in the middle of use?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
It stopped in middle of use. Thanks. Jim
Expert:  JON replied 2 months ago.
Is the belt on the front pulley back pulley in all middle idler pulleys?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Expert:  JON replied 2 months ago.
If the belt is around all pulleys, in good conditionand, and not stretched the only other issue it can be use the transmission.
It is rare for a transmission to go out as me personally I would try a new drive belt first. But if it is not the belt it is the transmission
Expert:  JON replied 2 months ago.

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