Question about Craftsman Garden
First replace the drive belt. (1/2 x 82-1/4) and the V-idler pulley if plastic, Reverse doesn't load the belt as much as forward drive. The reason I suggest replacing the V-idler too is that the plastic wears heavy and the drive belt bottoms out causing slippage.
Then if it doesn't drive forward then you most likely have a bad transmission.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There is a pin in the back by the hitch - make sure it is pushed in. If it is pushed in then check to see if there are any oil leaks under it.
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
SOURCE: Craftsman Transmission problem
Some of these tractors have a friction wheel that is driven off of a flat wheel on the bottom of the engine drive shaft. The rubber ring on this friction wheel could be worn out, or it could be out of adjustment.
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
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
I also have a Craftsman tractor with the same problem. Sears repairman said it needed a new transmission and it would cost $1,400 to install. A new one is about $1,000. Anyway, if you remove the battery and the battery tray under the seat it will expose the transmission fill hole (hex). I opened the top and it looked empty. I had a bottle of 90 weight gear oil in my shop and filled the transmission to the top. I have not had any problems with it since. $4.00 bottle of oil verses a new tractor is worth a try.
Posted on Nov 30, 2009
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