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Transmission will not engage.

My brand new 'out of the box' Craftsman YT 3500 mower will not move. The transmission will not engage in forward or reverse. The pedal moves freely and will not spring back when you take your foot off it. Engine will start and blades will turn.

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Sounds like the spring fromtheclutch/brake pedal is off. It connects from the pulley plate to the chassis. right side of the mower.

Posted on Nov 25, 2015

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The transmission belt is probably loose or the clutch is faulty.

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hello otto i would check the belt that runs to the rearend but the brakes could be also froze up i would try to jack it up & see if it will move then go from there

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SOURCE: Craftsman LT 1000 won't go into reverse or forward

the hydrostat rearend or the belts to loose

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It is very likely that your belt is not on right. Check your manual to see it it is on right.

Posted on Jun 13, 2009

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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: Craftsman LT2000 transmission won't engage

Sounds like you either lost a bearing inside the transmission or that something in the linkage system has come loose and shifted. easiest way is to jack the unit up and visually follow the shifting hardware, while having someone trying to engage it with unit shut off and see is you can visually find where the shaft is slipping or failing to move. Hope This Helps Don

Posted on Nov 10, 2009

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