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I have a craftsman lt 2000 I was mowing and put the brake on to pick up a stick, i never left the seat just bent over, then when I put it in forward (hydro stat) the tractor would not go anywhere, I check the belt appears fine the brake does not appear to be sticking I pulled of the back cover and the pulley on the top of the transmission is turning. Any thoughts

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The brake mechanism is likely stuck, if you pull the hydro release rod and attempt to push the mower it should free wheel reasonably well, if it continues dragging then the brake shoes are likely seized, even though the arm may be free

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