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Self propelled mower no longer propells

I have a 22'' Scotts self-propelled front drive lawn mower that now feels like a push lawn mower, as it doesn't seem to have any propelling power. I adjusted the pulley tension & cable. (I also changed the front wheels recently).

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    Donnie Wilson May 11, 2010

    Did you check the belt?

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SOUND LIKE THE TRANS IS WORE OUT

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Check the drive wheels (usually front) and see if the gears on the inside of the wheel have been broken off or been worn down. If so, replace the drive wheels and you should be good to go.

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