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Mower starts and runs but won't move forward or reverse and brakes don't work.

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If your transmission is automatic on the drive axle, look for a small lever inside the frame and below the seat. It can be hard to find the first time. This lever disengages the drive inside the auto gearbox so the mower can be pushed by hand. If the lever is not not moved, pushing the mower also tries to turn over the engine making it impossible to move. With the lever moved accidentally the drive is disengaged and the mower won't move in either direction. The lever operates a flexible cable that comes out from the auto transmission.

Posted on May 25, 2013

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SOURCE: craftsman model 917.271814 will not go forward or

Check the drive belt that runs back to the transaxle,it sounds like it broke.If the belt is in the pulley check to see if the transaxle pulley is turning when the clutch is out.Also make sure both wheel axle keys are in the rear wheels.If all this checks out the transaxle may have broke,look underneath to see if it is broken there.

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SOURCE: lawnmower will not move in gear with motor running

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Check to see if any oil leaks between rear wheels where the tractor was parked. Also make sure hydrostatic disengage lever, at rear of tractor by hitch, has to be pushed in.

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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SOURCE: mower runs but blades won't engage.

first check for a blown fuse (owners manual will tell location) next try checking the blade engage switch next check the electric clutch good luck

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Sears ZT 7000 mower, engine runs, mower will not move

Same problem. The drive belt pulley tensioner spring broke. Replaced and everything worked great.

Posted on Apr 05, 2010

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SOURCE: Mower starts, but won't move

I would first look at the drive belt for damage or to see if it has derailed.

Posted on May 16, 2010

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