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Craftsman yt 3500 22 hp

My brand new 'out of the box' 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.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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Check for a worn belt first.Then check the linkage. Next jack the unit up and try to run it forward and reverse with the engine running.If there is any movement at all in either direction then check the fluid level to see if it is up to the top.The worst case is the hydro. unit has a stuck check valve or something broken inside.Hope some of this helps. donnyb60

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

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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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the hydrostat rearend or the belts to loose

Posted on Jun 07, 2009

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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

Posted on Jun 08, 2009

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SOURCE: wont move forward or reverse-- transmission??

Does it have gears or a hydrostatic (automatic) transmission?

If it's a gear model, sounds like a loose drive belt.

If it's hydrostatic, it could be a belt problem or a problem inside the transmission. If it's a tranmission problem, this is not good. Many of the transmissions on riding lawn mowers are not serviceable - they are just replaced.

Posted on Oct 10, 2009

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