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Bolens Q683H 8 speed lawn tractor will not go into neutral.

My Bolens lawn tractor will not go into neutral and will not start. It had a tune up a year ago but the rear wheels are locked up and there is no sound at all when you try to start it. It appears the linkage underneath is moving but it is not going into neutral. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • cat4reid Apr 26, 2010

    I will check that out, but the rear wheels will not turn either, so it appears that it really isn't going into neutral.

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Is the neutral safety switch located underneath the riders seat on this machine being depressed fully to make connection or could this switch be bad,if its bad the unit will not start,because the seat,transmission switch,and start circuit are in series and one that isn't closed(as in a switch) will not pass current to the start circuit

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  • danny Hendrickson Apr 26, 2010

    can you ruc a jumper cable directly to the starter and get it to turn over and start,it may be locked into gear and by bumping the starter you may be able to knock it back out of gear unless there it a thru shaft broken inside the transmission

  • cat4reid Sep 11, 2011

    Turns out one of the switches was dirty. Wiped it with a rag, plugged it back in and it started.

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