Is the drive belt bad or is it the transaxle
The mower is an automatic 18.5hp 46" cut, model 917.272040. I put the mower into drive or reverse and it whines. When I put it into neutral it stops. I tried purging the transmission but that did not work. I dropped the mower deck and the drive belt is loose. I also noticed oil on the bottom of the transaxle. What should I do next, replace the drive belt or the transaxle.
Is this a good question?