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Lawn tractor won't move when put into gear

Craftsman OHV30 13.5 hp rear engine, manual transmission

the problem is that I can get it in all the gears and can feel it engage but it won't operate..all gears will barely move the tractor if not sitting on the seat (no weight)

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The mower will turn on and just idle, can move the gear stick from N to R to the other gears and it will not go into gear is it possible that it popped out of gear and wont go back for some reason. so i am thinking of dropping the gear box down and seeing inside. thanks joe coots Ky

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First, check the tension of the drive belt. There should be an idler pulley which is spring loaded that creates the tension. When you push the clutch in, it will release the tension. Also, check to see if the rear wheel hubs have set screws which lock them onto the axle Make sure they are tight.

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