ach rotation. The mower deck is removed and it does not happen when being pushed backwards. Any ideas?
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There is a hydrostatic relief valve on the lower, left hand side of the transaxle housing by the output shaft to wheel/tire. Feels like a little sharp tang of metal if you feel for it just under the mower’s backplate. Rotate it 90 degrees, this will disengage the hydrostatic drive unit and essentially let it freewheel. If it still feels sticky or sluggish when disengaged, then it’s time to definitely service that axle. If you have NEVER serviced it, then drain and refill with 10w-30 motor oil. Drive it about for a good 10 hours total running time, drain and refill again. This should purge it out and get some good, fresh slick stuff in. Of course, rotate the relief valve back into it’s home position to re-engage before driving the tractor!

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Aside from a deck adjustment gear, your mower may have a linkage that helps adjust the deck height. The linkage has a nut that you can tighten to raise the deck and loosen to lower the deck. If the metal linkage becomes damaged or seized, and you can`t make these adjustments, a new linkage is required.
For most effective results, a lawn mower deck should have a pitch, or height difference of 1/8-inch to 1/2-inch between the front of the deck to the back of the deck.
Use a garden hose or a pressure washer to loosen grass clumps on your deck`s underside. If there`s debris that can`t be removed with water, use plastic tools, like a brush or ice scraper, to scrub it away. Give your deck a final rinse. Then be sure to dry it completely so that rust doesn`t form.
The reasons why mower is not moving forward or reverse is that the battery is dead, or due to clogged fuel line. Additionally, malfunctioning transmission, or a broken drive belt, also a faulty spark plug, even when friction wheel isn`t in contact with the friction plate, or damaged Tires.
Loose, Dirty or Disconnected Spark Plug in Your Lawn Mower: Check it out, clean off debris, re-connect and tighten. Dirty Air Filter: Clean or replace. Fuel Not Reaching the Engine: Tap the side of the carburetor to help the flow of gas. If this doesn`t work, you might need a new fuel filter.
For most effective results, a lawn mower deck should have a pitch of 1/8-inch to 1/2-inch between the height of the deck rear to the height of the deck front.
It is an excellent lawn mower cleaner. A simple spray of WD-40, like a lawnmower cleaner on the blades and the housing, will keep the grass from sticking to it. It will also keep the housing and blades free from rust.
The spindles and caster wheels are generally the most often greased. If you are a light use homeowner, then greasing the mower at the beginning and middle of the season is generally enough. The spindles and castor wheels should be done around once a month because of the moving interior parts.
There is no specific time length that mower belts need to be replaced. Some belts may last longer than others due to different operating conditions. One thing is for certain though, the more the mower is used, the sooner you will need to consider replacing the mower belt.
Sharpening or replacing the mower blades is also the answer if grass tips look ragged or tattered instead of cleanly cut. Blade vibration also causes an uneven cut. To eliminate vibration, replace unbalanced blades and worn mandrels. Replace a worn blade belt because a worn belt won`t spin the blades correctly.
If you hear strange noises coming from your mower deck, it may be a sign that the spindle is damaged. A bad spindle can produce grinding, rattling, or squeaking sounds, which indicate that the bearings are worn out or the spindle is bent.
Turn the adjusting lock nut clockwise to raise the mower and counterclockwise to lower it. Measure from the blade to the ground again on both sides and adjust until the difference between the blade tip heights are within ⅛ -inch. Rotate the blades so that their direction is now front to back.

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