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I have a craftsman tiller model###-##-####does fine in forward till but will not run in reverse till. belt starts to smoke

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

Starts and runs forward and reverse fine. runs fine in forward till but will not turn tines in reverse. dose not stop the the motor, the belt just stsrts to slip and smoke

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

Yes

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

Is this a transmission problem. maybe a linkage problem or am i not operating it right. i just bought it used.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 5 months ago
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Hello. My name is Donald.
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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 5 months ago
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Sounds like the drive belt needs to be replaced. Can you see if belt is binding up in reverse
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Technician: JohnF2015, Technician replied 5 months ago
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Sounds like a belt issue, I would replace the belt.
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