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Craftsman 6.0 lawnmower frontwheel drive won't engage .

I have a Craftsman 6.0 frontwheel drive lawnmower. However, the front wheel drive won't engage.

I have cleaned the grass from the drive cable housing and the horizontal pulley on the front of the mower.

When the drive control handle is pushed forward, the wheels do not engage even though the cable appears to move freely. The drive belt appears to have excessive slack but the movement of the engaging mechanism is not sufficient to take up the slack.

What are the possible solutions, please?

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Make sure the belt has not slipped off of the pulley on the engine output shaft just above the cutting blade. It is common with those type of drives for debris to make the belt hop off.

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