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I have LX277 lawn tractor!Won,t go forward or reverce.What can i check

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Myself,i've checked tran fluid and belts. tens.Is there a switch?I have a reverse and forward ped.neither will engage

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 1 year ago

Most drive problems a with the drive belt , between engine and the top pulley on the transmission, is the transmission pulley turning with engine running, viewed from under the fender? Have you had either rear wheel off?

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