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Engine starting, but will not forward or reverse.

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Toro Timecutter MX 5050 zero-turn lawnmower

My new lawnmower abruptly stopped today. The engine kicks on just fine, but engaging the steering handles are non-responsive. My first thought was that I ran over something that jammed a gear or something. I don't know enough about zero-turns to diagnose. Any thoughts on what I should check first?


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@kadekaaz the very first thing I'd check is the drive belt make sure that it is routed properly and see if that works.

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Check your clutch to make sure it works.

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After that check to see if the control arm is properly seated on your hydrostatic drive as well as the motion control assembly.

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Toro list these as possible causes for your mower not moving:

1. The bypass valves are open.

2. The traction belts are worn, loose, or broken.

3. The traction belts are off of the pulleys.

4. The transmission has failed. (unlikely;-)

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