Small Engine

Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Thank you! I was just mowing with my cub cadet riding mower,

Customer Question
Thank you! I was...

Thank you! I was just mowing with my cub cadet riding mower, when something "snapped" and the mower stopped moving forward. The engine still ran, the mower blades still turned, but it would not move forward or backward. I checked the belts, ok, I checked the transmission release, it was in. I fear the drive shaft has broken. how do I find out?

Mechanic's Assistant: What's the make and model of the mower? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

Just a moment...

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

LT1045, and yes as a first step, if it's feasible I will try to repair it myself

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

The oil was also good and up to par. I fully serviced it about 50 hours ago, it has 500-525 hours on it

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Small Engine
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Answered in 10 minutes by:
9/6/2017
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 11 months ago
JON
JON, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 1,871
Experience: Certified Small Engine Technician
Verified

Hi, my name is***** me review the issue, and I will be more than happy to help resolve it as quickly as possible. I will return in under 5 minutes

Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 11 months ago

Sounds like you have had a drive belt break on you. what is the model of the machine from the sticker under the seat and I will be glad to get the replacement part number you will need to repair this issue.

Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a technicianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask JON Your Own Question
JON
JON
JON, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 1,871
1,871 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Certified Small Engine Technician

JON is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future.

JimmyBagley, IA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Curtis B.

Curtis B.

Technician

15,517 satisfied customers

have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert

Rick

Rick

Factory Authorized Trainer

4,218 satisfied customers

Outdoor Power Equipment technical trainer since 1990, covering eight states.

Jon K.

Jon K.

Small Engine Diagnostic Expert

2,995 satisfied customers

Gold certified Stihl tech, Service Manager for a rental/repair shop.Certified in most small engines

James W

James W

Small Engine Troubleshooting Expert

2,986 satisfied customers

7 years as Mechanic & Parts Manager for Brother who has Owned Lawn & Garden Repair shop for 35 years

Vince O.

Vince O.

Small Engine Technician

2,927 satisfied customers

Over 30 years experience repairing lawn and garden equipment. Chainsaws, mowers,blowers and trimmers

Wayne

Wayne

Engine Rebuilder

2,041 satisfied customers

many years on egine rebuilding, lawn mower,roto tiller,Truck,and small engines

RUSS

RUSS

SERVICE TECHNICIAN

1,723 satisfied customers

28 YEAR SERVICE TECHNICIAN

< Previous | Next >

Related Small Engine Questions
I was mowing on my Cub Cadet SLT 1550 and out of nowhere it
I was mowing on my Cub Cadet SLT 1550 and out of nowhere it just stopped moving forward. The PTO still engages and the motor is running it just no longer moves forward or backward. I looked to see if … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
I have a Cub Cadet riding mower. Can you help diagnose a
Hi. I have a Cub Cadet riding mower. Can you help diagnose a problem, and is there a cost for this? … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
Cub cadet mower will not go into gear, LTX 1046 KW -2013,
I was mowing and it just stopped moving. Mower still worked just would not go forward or backward … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
I have a cub cadet 1000 One day I mowed my yard cleaned my
I have a cub cadet 1000 One day I mowed my yard cleaned my mower then when I started it the mower wouldn't move forward or backwards. The PTO turns on and everything else works but it will not move.… read more
Donald
Donald
Owner / Technician
High School
2,580 satisfied customers
My RZT S Series Tractor has 3.5 hours on it. Today, while
My RZT S Series Tractor has 3.5 hours on it. Today, while mowing, it stopped moving. The motor and blades run fine, the mower just won't move. It worked fine until it didn't.… read more
Donald
Donald
Owner / Technician
High School
2,580 satisfied customers
I have a Cub Cadet SLTX1050. Engine Runs, will not go
I have a Cub Cadet SLTX1050. Engine Runs, will not go forward or backward. Already checked the transmission release (if that's what it is called). The belt still looks good. Is there a pin or spring t… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
Was mowing normal gowing forward and pulled back on the
was mowing normal gowing forward and pulled back on the handles to turn around and it acted like i put it in neutral ? it will not go forward or backwards at all now. had to push it back to the shop ?… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
My cub cadet lt 1045 will not go forward or backward. I have
My cub cadet lt 1045 will not go forward or backward. I have checked the drive belt and it is cracked, but is not broken it still moves the pulleys. I have tried disengaging the transmision to get it … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
i have a cub cadet 50 inch rzt zero turn mower. i put new
i have a cub cadet 50 inch rzt zero turn mower. i put new blades on it and it still leaves a small strip of grass about half way thru the area i just mowed.… read more
Rick
Rick
Factory Authorized Trainer
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,218 satisfied customers
Cub Cadet LT1045 two years old. While cleaning, we found an
Cub Cadet LT1045 two years old. While cleaning, we found an outside blade was gone! Only then with hindsight did we realize the mower had not been cutting as well as usual. We are not aware of hitting… read more
Dieseljunky2
Dieseljunky2
Locomotive Mechanic
Ford Certified Technician
310 satisfied customers
I have a cub cadet zero turn Z-force 50 mower...I was mowing
I have a cub cadet zero turn Z-force 50 mower...I was mowing and the blades quit turning. everything else works...when I start the mower and engage the levers and turn on the electric blade switch and… read more
wheelhrs
wheelhrs
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
424 satisfied customers
I have a Cub Cadet LT1045. The mower belt keeps coming off.
I have a Cub Cadet LT1045. The mower belt keeps coming off. I have replaced it with a new one and it does the same thing. As soon as I place the PTO to mow the belt comes off instantly. I noticed that… read more
wheelhrs
wheelhrs
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
424 satisfied customers
I bought a cub cadet fall of 2009 and used it once all went
I bought a cub cadet fall of 2009 and used it once all went well spring of 2010 used mower and timming goes of blades hit each other wont work send to shop , certified mechanic for cub get mower back … read more
James W
James W
Small Engine Troubleshooting Expert
Bachelor's Degree
2,986 satisfied customers
I own a Cub Cadet Hydrostatic Lawn Tractor - LT1045 bought
I own a Cub Cadet Hydrostatic Lawn Tractor - LT1045 bought in 2008. I had been mowing about 1 hour and went to make a right hand turn on a slight slope. It was at that time that I heard/felt a "pop"/"… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
We have a Cub Cadet Zero Turn Riding Mower that just stopped
We have a Cub Cadet Zero Turn Riding Mower that just stopped moving in the middle of mowing. It had been running for about an hour. The engine and blades continue to turn but the mower will not move f… read more
ranwell1
ranwell1
CEO
High School or GED
5,039 satisfied customers
I have a LT 1050 lawn mower, serial # XXXXXXXXXX When I turn
I have a LT 1050 lawn mower, serial # XXXXX When I turn the switch on the lawn mower to the Normal Mowing position and engage the PTO to mow grass, the mower will mow grass for approximately 20 minute… read more
Rick
Rick
Factory Authorized Trainer
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,218 satisfied customers
I have a Cub Cadet LT1045 Riding mower which has a hydrostatic
I have a Cub Cadet LT1045 Riding mower which has a hydrostatic transmission. I was mowing the grass today without any problems, I left it running, got off of it to move something and when I got back o… read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,173 satisfied customers
Hi, I have a cub cadet series 1000 riding mower that is about
Hi, I have a cub cadet series 1000 riding mower that is about 4 yrs old, and this weekend (after changing the oi, the filter and spark plug)I was mowing the lawn and white smoke began to bellow out fr… read more
PK.
PK.
Owner
High School or GED
943 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x