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I ave a Scotts lawn tractor with a hydrostatic drive on it.

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I ave a Scotts...

I ave a Scotts lawn tractor with a hydrostatic drive on it. I had to replace the solenoid on it for the starter and when I did the engine runs but now when I depress the pedal the tractor doesnt move forward or backward

Mechanic's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old the engine is? And has it done anything like this in the past?

Not sure how old it is and no

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

Yes if I can

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

I am not sure if this is relevant but I had to push the tractor out of the garage for better light to replace the solenoid

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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 20 days ago
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Hi, my name is***** me review the issue, and I will be more than happy to help resolve it as quickly as possible. I will return in under 5 minutes

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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 20 days ago

make sure the bypass rod is pushed inwards all the way.

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Customer reply replied 20 days ago
Can you tell me how to locate the by pass rod?
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 20 days ago

should be at the rear of the machine if it has one. do you have to disengage the transmission to push the machine ?

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Customer reply replied 20 days ago
I did not disengage anything I just pushed it forward
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 20 days ago

what model machine is this ?

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Customer reply replied 20 days ago
It is an S2046
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 20 days ago

let me check the manual, one moment please

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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 20 days ago

CHECK WHEN YOUR MACHINE WILL NOT MOVE IS THE DRIVE BELT. YOU SHOULD HAVE A BELT THAT IS AROUND ALL PULLEYS AND NOT BROKEN OR CRACKED. CHECK THE BELT AND LET ME KNOW HOW IT LOOKS PLEASE..
reading through the manual for transmission disengagement rod

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Customer reply replied 20 days ago
I did check the belt and it appears to be in good shape
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 20 days ago

on the back of the machine you have what is called a freewheel knob

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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 20 days ago

this should be pushed inwards

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Customer reply replied 20 days ago
Let me look I will be right back
Customer reply replied 20 days ago
There is no knob but there is a rod that slides in and out. It is pushed in
Customer reply replied 20 days ago
Jon are you still there?
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 20 days ago

okay, so rod is in, and no movement still

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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 20 days ago

will need to reach under the machine and follow that rod as it should lead to a lever on the transmission to engage the machine. make sure that lever is all the way forwards

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Customer reply replied 20 days ago
Well I never moved the rod before now and it was in the pushed in position
Customer reply replied 20 days ago
I am going to go look I will be right back
Customer reply replied 20 days ago
Lever is all the way forward. I have to go now can I log back in later?
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 20 days ago

move the rod in and out a few times and see if it allows you to push the machine with the rod out

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