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Why is my lawn mower not moving

Why would my Craftsman riding lawn mower quit moving? It is about 8 yrs old and has a hydrostatic automatic transmission. It will not move in forward or reverse. Any help would be appreciated.

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have you checked the lever is connected to the trans

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I have a 5 speed mower will not move in any gear : but I hear clanking noise from transmission what is the problem

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@cam2363 yes lever is moving in to gear butmower will not move belts are tight I raise back tires off ground both are turning but once I put mower in first gear no movement

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may be the belt that is under the battery I'm replacing mine

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I have replaced belt. Mower moves very slow foward sometimes not at all .Will still move in reverse

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@jeff1 ,William, You did not state your model, so I will post some generic suggestions. Check the free wheeling lever at the rear of tractor is not engaged(1st link) and park brake off. Check to see the belt is still on and not broke/stretched and for worn pulley's. Check for hydro-static fluid leak or low fluid. Check clutch to see if it is engaging when you switch on, if not check battery condition as it needs good charged battery 12.4 +Volts to engage clutch normally, also could be bad wire/plug/switch for clutch, Control linkage out of adjustment, Internal pump damage. Check the 2nd link as you may be able to get your manual using your model # for more trouble shooting on your issue and suggestions. Good luck. I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button.

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Where is the hydrostatic fluid plug at?

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Tried all the suggestions. Mower moved about 300 feet after putting on new belt, then stopped mowing any direction (again). Got it on a mower lift and noticed driver side (left) rear wheel was wobbly. Left axle had cracked at point where square lock pin thingy groove stopped on axle. New transmission ~400.00 from sears….

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Why my 5 speed mower will not move in any gear & I hear clanking noise from gear box or transmission

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