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My Poulan 42-Inch 17.5 hp Briggs and Stratton Engine with 6 speed will not move. The motor runs fine but when I go to put it into gear the mower will not move whether it be in reverse or any of the forward gears. Any solutions?

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Assuming you have checked the main drive belt and it is snug, I think you have a problem with the hydrostatic drive. These are replaced with used or new, ain't cheap either way.

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OK, so I had the same problem. Would not go into gear forward or in reverse. I took it apart and nothing seemed out of place or broken. I scratched my head for an hour... asked my wife if she had done anything to the machine while I was gone and she replied I only had a tire fixed!!! Bing bulb went off.... She had removed the tire from the shaft and had lost the SQUARE KEY for the drive shaft, one 20 cent square key for the drive shaft and it worked!! TA DAHHH!!
Simple fixes for simple problems.

Posted on Jul 20, 2010

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