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Lx288 will not move with engine running

Topped off the transmission fluid and it will move slowly forward and backwards but both pedals seem "mushy"

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SOURCE: John Deere LT190 Lawn Tractor transmission problem

try to service the old transmisson it may work.but if that does not work just replace the transmisson.
purchasing a new hydrostatic transmission is much advisable as its definately the problem of hydrostatic transmission with out any doubt .but i hope servicing the old works.

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

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Try jacking the unit up. Start it up and try moving pushing the forward and reverse back and forth and see if it does it then. It sounds like an oil way in the hydrostatic unit has a check valve stuck. Of course make sure that the fluid lever is up. Hope this will help you. donnyb60

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check drive belt and tension pulleys under machine if belt is stretched or damaged replace if popped off pulley check all to make sure one has not froze causing it to pop off also check rear pulley on axle sometimes pops off and just spins

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Check the pump.Thanks for asking and I hope this helps out.Please leave me 4 thumbs up.

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Husqvarna 4623 zero turn mower will not move

Maintanance - How to purge Hydraulic drive system Published 01/13/2010 11:56 AM ' Updated 06/02/2015 02:52 PM
How do I purge the hydraulic system?
Hydrostatic transmissions use oil, under pressure, to provide movement for the tractor. The fluid is pressurized with a pump inside the transmission. If any air is in the fluid, the pump will try to pressurize air. This condition is known as cavitation, and is detrimental to the pump since it allows the pump top operate dry. When the pump cavitates it is not pressurizing any fluid, so the transmission is not able to provide the movement needed.
If your mower is new, or has been stored for a long period (longer than 2 months) the transmission needs to be purged before use. Also, if you experience loss of drive, or slower response, then the transmission should be purged first.
The following procedure will remove trapped air inside the transmission(s).
Step 1- Place the rear of the mower safely onto jackstands on a level surface with engine off and parking brake set.

Step 2- Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control, located at the back of the frame, in the freewheeling position.

2a- Mowers with seperate pumps and wheel motors the freewheel is activated by turnign the bypass valves, one on each pump, two full turns.
The oil resevoir needs to be filled to the specifications listed in the owners manual before starting the purge procedure.
Step 3- Sitting in the operators seat(riders), start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to slow position. With motion control levers in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/brake pedal.
Step 4-Move motion control levers to full forward position and hold for five (5) seconds. Move levers to full reverse position and hold for five (5) seconds. Repeat this procedure three (3) times.

NOTE: During this procedure there may be some movement of the drive wheels, but they are not under load. The air is being removed from hydraulic drive system.

Step 5-Move motion control levers to neutral (N) position. Shutoff engine and set parking brake. Check and add oil as needed for units with an oil resevoir.

Step 6-Engage transmission by placing freewheel control into driving position, or by closing the bypass valves on the pumps.
Step 7-Sitting in the operators seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to full speed. With motion control levers in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/brake pedal.

Step 8-Slowly move motion control levers forward, after the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet, slowly move motion control levers to reverse position.
After the mower moves approximately five (5) feet return the motion control levers to the neutral (N) position. Repeat this procedure with the motion control levers three (3) times.

Step 9-Your mower is now purged and now ready for normal operation.For further information or assistance, we recommend contacting your lo

Aug 06, 2016 | Husqvarna Garden

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The tines are not moving forward on my Rotavator. The engine is Tecumsah Vantage 50. The tines move backwards and the engine seems fine. The rotavator will not move forward

I have seen a number of domestic rotavators but haven't yet seen one with a reverse gear. You didn't make it clear in your description whether yours has a reverse gear and that is all that is working or whether it usually only moves forward but is moving backwards?

While it is theoretically possible for a 2-stroke engine to run backwards, your engine is a 4-stroke that is incapable of running backwards and so it would seem the gear selector is stuck if it has one or someone has carried out repair work and made a mistake or something else is broken.

The only thing that comes to mind is some of the older designs used an over-long drive belt that crossed in the middle like a figure eight in order to reverse the driven pulley and replaced the belt with one that seemed the right size would cause the machine to run backwards.

More information needed, perhaps...

Jul 24, 2016 | Garden

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Runs great but wont move

  • Machine starts and runs, but the tractor will not go forward or backward.
  • Your machine has a hydromatic transmission with two pedals and not a manual transmission with individual speeds on a gear lever.
In the back of the machine there is a small wire lever. This lever can be pulled out. In the out position, the transmission fluid circulates without moving the machine. This allows you to push the machine around very easily. If the machine can be pushed by hand, without to much effort, this lever is in the out position. Push it all the way back in. The tractor will be much harder to move by hand.

The brake/clutch pedal also activates a fluid by-pass. So check that the rear lever is all the way in. Make sure it is still connected to the transmission linkage. Then make sure the brake lever is properly connected and fully released. Unless you have a problem inside the tranny, that should get you going.

Of course there is the question of drive belts and pulleys. Your drive belts and pulleys must be intact.

For a machine specific diagnoses we need
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Apr 20, 2015 | Garden

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1991 nissan maxima i press the gas when in gear and keeps revving up but will go forward slowly

Check the transmission for leaks and fluid level. And fix as needed. However, seems like your transmission is slipping.

Jun 27, 2012 | 1991 Nissan Maxima

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Can anyone help? My Cub Cadet LT1045 won't move (foward/backward).

Hi, check that the drive belt, pulleys and shafts are all ok and that they are actually driving the transmission, hopefully you will see the problem. If the transmission is driving ok and the fwd and reverse lever is functioning as you said, the transmission may have failed. Also check the hydro release lever is functioning. Regards Phil.

Jun 25, 2012 | Cub Cadet Garden

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I was mowing the grass, turned around to go back down to cut a new rpow, and lost all ability to go forward or backwards. Pedals seemed tosink a little lower, and there is a lovely grinding sound...

hydrostatic transmission has reached the end of its life. Call a dealer and get a price to repair, then contrast that amount with the cost of a new mower. Those transmissions are not cheap, you may find folks selling them NOS on eBay, certainly worth a few minutes googling around before you lay down the bucks. Do not buy a used transmission.

May 09, 2011 | John Deere Garden

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1996 ford explore wont move forward are backward

try checking the transmission fluid level (engine running) also make sure the transfer case isn't in neutral. If the transmission is bad take it to the scrap metal recycler and sell it, it isn't worth repairing unless it is a exceptionally nice 96 Exploder.

May 02, 2011 | 1996 Ford Explorer

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Mower barely moves forward or backwards with or without the blades turning,engine runs fine but can't seem to get mower to move

Well you have a fault with the belt which goes from the engine to the transmission being too loose or the transmission itself has failed. Get underneath it and, with the engine cold and not running, grab hold of the belt and see if there is any slack in it. This would be the topmost belt, it should not have any slack in it unless the clutch pedal is pressed down. Don't try this with the engine running unless you have an extra set of fingers and a surgeon at hand. If the belt is good then your transmission has failed and you need another mower as the cost of the transmission will exceed the value of the mower. There are mower boneyards around and used trannys for sale on ebay, but most likely you will be looking for another mower.

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Car cannot move forward while engine running

check transmission fluid first.if its low add to get correct level.if transmission fluid look dark smells burnt replace fluid and filter.if car still dont move forward.looks like you have bad worn out forward clutch plates and seals.also bad transmission oil need a overhaul or new transmission.

Jan 01, 2010 | 1995 Toyota Corolla

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