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Trying to push riding lawnmower up ramps to take it to repair shop and the back wheels are locked. We can't get them to move even if in neutral. Help! Can't get it fixed if we can't get it to the shop. Too heavy for two of us to pick up. thanks!

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Look under seat for a pull up button this overrides the rear and lets wheels roll free if not under seat on rear axle lever to release rear wheels

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If loosening the brake doesn't help, you can lift one rear wheel and the other will roll freely

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The brakes have locked up. Look under the right rear side of the mower, between the wheel and transmission. You should see a disc, similar to disc brake on your car but a smaller version, There is a nut you can turn to take the pressure off the brake pad. Should take a 1/2" wrench to do this.
Loosen it enough to get the mower to move back and forth then you should be able to load it up on your truck.

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