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Hydrostatic mower goes in reverse but not forward. Only 73 hrs on it!

Mower just came to a stop. Engine still running but will not go forward. Goes in reverse fine but when I put it into forward it will not move. I checked belts and made sure the free wheeling lever was in the right position. Please help

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  • TiimT Oct 14, 2008

    I'll check and see. I removed the cover plate on the back of the mower so I could see the lever and check the belts. The lever seemed to be operating correctly. As soon as I move the lever back the mower starts moving in reverse. When I return it back to netural and the on to forward the lever moves as far forward as it seems possible and I can hear a whinning sound like the pump running but mower will not move.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    My hydrostatic snowblower reverse perfect but has soon has i go foward in snow it stops going wheels dont spin if i lift the weight in the back wheels starts going foward again

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    as explained above engine starts when switched on but when put into forward or referse mode it will not move

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    engine starts but cannot ddrive forward or reverse

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Craftsman 20 HP Model 917.275661
    Hydro trans free wheels on down hill slops and slows down and to stop until I move the speed lever to a higher speed and then can reset speed lever to desired mowing speed. this problem doesn't exhist going up hill!
    Larry

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On my hydrostatic there is an adjustment on the forward/back lever which can be made to run all reverse or all forward. Normal setting gives both of course. Look at that adjustment. Maybe something let go.

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