Small Engine

Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My problem is with the transmission. I caught a wire cable…

Customer Question
My problem is with...

My problem is with the transmission. I caught a wire cable in the blades of my Troy Built 42 inch riding mower. Immediately stopped the engine. Got cable unwound; engine runs, when I shift into drive - either fwd or reverse, nothing.

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

2013; bought it last year 7 speed pony, 42 inch; 13wm77ks011

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

If not too involved.

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

I took the mower deck off; see no damage. Is it likely the drive belt was stretched? Or likely a gear problem?

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Small Engine
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
10/6/2017
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 10 months ago
Donald
Donald, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 2,603
Experience: I have 25+ years of experience repairing 2 & 4 cycle engines
Verified

Hello. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you.

Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 10 months ago

I can help you with this issue.

Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 10 months ago

Your transmission drive belt is either loose, worn, broken, or off of one of your pulleys.

Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 10 months ago

You and I can continue from here. Thanks again!

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 Donald Your Own Question
Donald
Donald
Donald, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 2,603
2,603 Satisfied Customers
Experience: I have 25+ years of experience repairing 2 & 4 cycle engines

Donald 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
In have a troy bbuilt pony 42" rider will not go in gear fwd
in have a troy bbuilt pony 42" rider will not go in gear fwd or rev … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
My troy built lawn tractor tuffy/pony keeps throwing the
my troy built lawn tractor tuffy/pony keeps throwing the belt when I go into forward from reverse … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
I have a troy built riding mower(pony) 42" cut. My problem i
I have a troy built riding mower(pony) 42" cut. My problem i that last nght iwas mowing the lawn andthe the handlefor the pto slammed forward and blades stopped turning. put thebelt back on and the pt… read more
Donald
Donald
Small Engine Technician
High School
2,603 satisfied customers
Curtis, I have a poulan riding mower 42" cut and need to
I have a poulan riding mower 42" cut and need to replace the blades, can i put 38" blades on this machine? they are the only ones currently available? … read more
JON
JON
Master Service Tech
MASTER SERVICE TECHNICIAN
1,877 satisfied customers
I just purchase a 07 Troy Built riding mower. In gears 1-4
I just purchase a 07 Troy Built riding mower. In gears 1-4 the mower does not want to move. I gears 5-7 it moves real fast. when I engage blades mower will only cut in 5-7 but runs like its in 7. TOO … read more
Donald
Donald
Small Engine Technician
High School
2,603 satisfied customers
My Troy-Bilt Pony riding lawn tractor PTO will not cut off
My Troy-Bilt Pony riding lawn tractor PTO will not cut off when I put it into disengage position … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
Do I replace the cable on the deck of a troy bilt pony
do I replace the cable on the deck of a troy bilt pony rideing lawn mower? … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
I have a troy built 17.5hp 42inch deck theres three belts
hi I have a troy built 17.5hp 42inch deck theres three belts underneath to run the blades. The belts keep slipping off. Im not getting them hooked up right. I need a picture and cant seem to get one d… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
I have a problem with my Troy Built ride on. The mower
Hi my name is***** have a problem with my Troy Built ride on. The mower worked great 2 weeks ago, but now the belt is real loose! I just went out and bought a new belt today and installed it. I made s… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
Good Day! I was not going to waste your time but I am looking
Good Day! I was not going to waste your time but I am looking for the correct part number for a troy-bilt Pony mower 42", which I have a troy-bilt Bronco cutting deck mounted on: … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
I have about a 2006 42" troy built riding mower. I ordered a
Hi kevin, I have about a 2006 42" troy built riding mower. I ordered a drive belt but it's to small I cant find any info on the size? It runs from the motor pulley to the rear pulley only. Do you know… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
Bronco riding mower 2010 model: changed the deck belt and
Bronco riding mower 2010 model: changed the deck belt and find that when the mower is not engaged the belt literally flops around on the power pully under the engine Checked the routing on the deck 3 … read more
Vince O.
Vince O.
Small Engine Technician
High School or GED
2,927 satisfied customers
So my Troy Bilt Pony mower deck vibrates excessively when I
So my Troy Bilt Pony mower deck vibrates excessively when I engage the mower blades. I am now reading this happens a lot. I have had it a year now. What is the fix for it and does Lowes stand behind i… read more
ranwell1
ranwell1
CEO
High School or GED
5,039 satisfied customers
I have a Troy Built (Pony) Intex 17.5hp 42"cut 8 speed transmision.
I have a Troy Built (Pony) Intex 17.5hp 42"cut 8 speed transmision. I was mowing and had to put mower in reverse after lifting PTO in first slot to stop blades. When I went to go forward to continue c… read more
Richard
Richard
Senior Mechanic & Technician
69 satisfied customers
I HAVE A TROY BILT PONY TRACTOR MOWER 2007 42 INCH, I NEED
I HAVE A TROY BILT PONY TRACTOR MOWER 2007 42 INCH, I NEED THE BELT DIAGRAM FOR THE DECK, MODEL #13AN77TG786… read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,173 satisfied customers
I have a 6 year old Craftsman LY1000 riding mower, 42 inch
I have a 6 year old Craftsman LY1000 riding mower, 42 inch deck. There seems to be something wrong with the cable that engages or disengages the blades. It engages, but doesn't want to disengage. I've… read more
HondaPlatinum
HondaPlatinum
High School or GED
148 satisfied customers
ok, im currently shooping for a riding lawn mower, im looking
ok, im currently shooping for a riding lawn mower, im looking at the pony model. I've read a ton of forums about all brands and models and i feel this is the one for me, but all the forums for this mo… read more
ranwell1
ranwell1
CEO
High School or GED
5,039 satisfied customers
I have a Troy Built Pony ,42 cutting deck,7 Speed shift-on
I have a Troy Built Pony ,42" cutting deck,7 Speed shift-on -the -go with 17.5 HP B&S engine,Model # XXXXX Serial # XXXXX As I move along mowing it almost stops moving and then lunges forward as if it… read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,173 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