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Husqvarna lawn tractor YTH22V46 22 hp with hydrostatic drive. It was running fine both in forwards and reverse. Today when I started it, it would go in reverse, but not forward.

It seems like a spring or something may have broken or come off on the foot pedal. There is no tension resistance when pushing it forwards and it just bottoms out all the way forwards and the tractor does not move.

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Check the rod that attaches to the transmission. The rod is attached via a spring clip.

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sounds like the by pass rod has been pulled out

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Yes there is a safety switch.And this safety switch has to be engaged.If its not engaged then the JD tractor will not start. On JD 855 the safty switch is located under the seat, There is a rod that must be depressed before engage Somehow that rod is bent or its not pressing the switch to the point that the seat would not fully engage the safty switch.In some cases the switch itself is faulty.It has to be checked . Thanks. keep updated for any more can rate this solution and show your appreciation.

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if it works in one direction but not the other its a linkage problem

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  • tension spring may have broken or come off
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