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Craftsman riding mower won't move gears really loose.

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Craftsman riding mower won't...

Craftsman riding mower won't move gears really loose

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

Model###-##-####dlt 3000

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

Yes

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

Mower really old

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Technician: MowerDocMD, Small Engine Technician replied 2 months ago
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Hi, my name is ***** ***** I am here to help you! Can you be more specific about what is loose?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
drive belt looks loose gear shift too easily mower won't move when in gear
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
just need to get an idea where to start
Technician: MowerDocMD, Small Engine Technician replied 2 months ago

ok, let's start with the belt. The belt is loosened by the brake/clutch pedal. Was the belt loose with the pedal released? If yes, can you pull backwards on the pedal and tighten the belt any?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
belt is loose with brake engaged
Technician: MowerDocMD, Small Engine Technician replied 2 months ago

What about with the brake released? And if it is still loose with the brake released, can you pull the pedal rearward any further than it goes on it's own and does that make any difference to the belt?

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