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When I depress the forward drive pedal I move very slowly weather the deck is engaged or not. It is also very slow and sometimes stops in reverse. I usually have to use my foot and pull back on the forward pedal for it to even go slowly in reverse. I need help. I haven't had this mower very long and it has been a disappointment since I have bought it.

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  • mattskinner4 Jul 11, 2010

    The belts are new and I dont hear any slipping of the belts. It moves very slowly and it has never moved correctly. This a pedal not a shift into gear type of mower. you press the pedal to go forward. Is there an adjustment. I cant see one.

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There are 2 possible solutions. 1 your drive belt is loose. 2 the transmission needs to be adjusted or repaired. It could be a fluid issue but you would need to search for the repair manual on your specific mower to locate the check/fill plug and instructions on how to adjust it. Check the belt first then fluid level then adjustments.

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  • mattskinner4 Jul 11, 2010

    checked belts and put belt dressing on belt, helped a little but still slow. It is only a couple months old so i hope it wouldn't be the transmission. Why would the fluid make that big of difference, is it a pressure thing? Will check it in morning.

  • James Young Jul 11, 2010

    Yes, it is a pressure thing in rider transmissions. If there is low fluid there is not enough pressure to get the gears working correctly. If the belts are good, you indicated there was a slight improvement when you used belt dressing, that only leaves the fluid level. It is most likely a plug you remove and check the level like you would a read differential on a car. I am not familiar with the type of fluid you would need to put in that transmission unfortunately. Sometimes its 90 Weight sometimes its more like bar and chain oil for a chain saw.

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Hi

First thing to check is the belt.

However there is a purging procedure that might help . First put the tractor on level ground with engine off. Disengage transmission using the little lever in the back of the tractor. Start the engine at slow with transmission in neutral and clutch pedal out. Move the shift lever to full forward and hold for five seconds. Move the shift lever to full reverse and hold for five seconds. Do this three times. Shut the engine off and engage the transmission. Start the engine and run about half throttle, slowly move the shift lever forward and go about five feet, slowly move the lever to reverse and go about five feet and return the lever to neutral, do this 3 times. That is the purge procedure from the manual.

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