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Craftsman Model 917.273821, starts, runs but at times it squeeks when in forward and have to put in neutral then forward

Recently I changed the mower deck belt and thought it would solve it but it didnt. The problem happens when Im moving forward, it sqeeks /grinds so then I put it in neutral or go reverse then forward. this started to happen in last month and bought a drive belt but has not replaced it yet. does anyone know how to fix this? I plan on using tractor during winter season.

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  • Akil Amin Nov 06, 2012

    I have already check the pin in the back by hitch and it is pushed in and I can ride it but sometimes it grinds when going forward.

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