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I have a l120 automatic mower and are having trouble going up a slight rise can you please give me an idea what is wrong cheers mike

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the complete model and serial number of your machine?

I bought this mower second hand not sure where the numbers are located mike

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No thank you

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The first thing that I would check is the drive belt between the engine and the transmission, it sounds like the belt may be stretched a little and allowing it to slip when trying to go up an incline. There are other things that it could be however the first thing that I would check is the belt.

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The model and serial number on this machine are normally located on a tag on the frame just behind the left rear wheel.

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