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Mower will not go in forward or reverse mowing and just

Mower will not go...

Mower will not go in forward or reverse mowing and just stoped

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

22hp 46 inch cut 3-4 yrs old

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

Yes

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Drive belt on the top of the transmission, coming from the engine is off a pulley or broken. Look up under the fender, and see if the belt is turning when the engine is running.

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