Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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First thing to check is the drive belt as over time it will become stretched and start slowing on inclines as you have stated. Check the belt for wear marks, smooth sides, shiny sides, cracks, ect...
Hard to determine too worn via the internet, but if you can see signs of wear, I would say this is the issue being as you stated it started having power issue prior to not moving at all. If it were in my shop, I would replace the belt first
can be a little pain if you are not familiar with changing a drive belt. some require removal of engine pulleys.
your machine is what is considered a mid engine rider, so its not too terribly bad.
here is the part number 37X129MA
Here is a link to pic of the belt routing
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