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Runs but will not go

I have a 25hp 48" cut craftsman lawn tractor. while mowing today, started smoking real bad between bottom of tractor and top od mowing deck. I stopped blades and cleaned out grass on top of deck. started bac up and drive belt came off, now it will not run forward or reverse. Makes a grinding noise when pressing down the pedal to run. Appreiciate any response to repair or what it might be. thanks Brooks

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  • gimmeamassag May 16, 2009

    i have the same problem, but no grinding. got off the mower to empty bags and when i got back on it would not go forward or back. everything else seems fine. it did smoke a bit when i went forward, but doesn't now. cheryl



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Hello brookspiercy:

From your Description it Sounds like a New Belt is Required and Possibly a New Clutch Idler Arm or Idler Pulley. The Grinding Sound like it May be the Bearings of the Clutch Idler Pulley.
>>For Better Assistance,
>>Send me the Model Numbers Off the Mower, Please. With these I can Locate the Proper Manual and Better Assist you. The Model Numbers are Usually Located Under the Seat on a Sticker or Tag on the Body.
Please, Do Not Hesitate, If I Missed Something or you Hit a Snag or this Does Not Correct the Problem, I am Here if You Require More Assistance.
Hope this Helps. Let me Know What Happens, Please. May the All Mighty Bless You and Yours. Be Safe and Be Happy. Thanks.

Good Luck


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Posted on May 14, 2009


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