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My Deere X534 riding mower won't go in reverse any more.

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My John Deere X534...

My John Deere X534 riding mower won't go in reverse any more.

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

John Deere X534. About 10-12 years old

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

If it's easy

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

It was working recently, then would only go slowly in reverse, now won't back up at all

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago

The forward and reverse pedals both work a common lever on the transmission. The reverse linkage has slipped and needs adjustment. See the parts link below.

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago

The adjustment is the slotted holes in the reverse pedal. Loosen the bolts, move the pedal to give it more travel, and test.

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