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Mower won't move in forward or reverse, it just makes a loud wining noise. I've had this happen before but I usually can get it moving.

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If this is a hydrostatic drive. Check oil level in transmission. If you have been running it low on oil, it may be too late for the hydrostatic drive unit. If it has a drain plug, drain it and change the oil.

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