. and sometimes does not want to go up inclines, can this be serviced with out alot of expence?
20HP Hydrostatic 42″ Cut Riding Mower

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Generally signs of a failing transmission. yes you can replace it yourself in less than a day with the proper tools. get the whole thing up on jacks, drop the deck, remove the wheels, remove linkage and belt, remove bolts and the thing falls into your hands. problem is that you can buy a used mower for less than the price of a transmission. look around for a used or possibly rebuilt exchange transmission. google helps a lot.

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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.
Damaged wheels, a loose, bent or dull mower blade, a bent crankshaft, or a clogged or damaged cutting deck are some of the most common causes of lawn mower cutting unevenly.
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.
Failure of any mechanical component, a broken hose, or clogged filter will cause tractor hydrostatic transmission problems. But the most common issue will be the oil itself. In the transmission section of your operator`s manual, you`ll find a section that covers oil viscosity.
These control rods are adjustable. By rotating the threaded linkage connector ferrules, the length and the resulting range of movement at the regulator valve can be altered.
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.
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.
Check your grass bag isn`t clogged

If the lining of your grass bag is clogged with old grass you should clean it using a jet wash, air line or simply a brush and water. Once clean the air should flow through the grass bag more efficiently and improve the grass collection.

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I have a husqvarna 22 horse kohler 48 inch deck, the mower runs fine but when u first put it in gear it is very slow to move more so in reverse. and sometimes does not want to go up inclines, can this be serviced with out alot of expence?
ANSWER : Generally signs of a failing transmission. yes you can replace it yourself in less than a day with the proper tools. get the whole thing up on jacks, drop the deck, remove the wheels, remove linkage and belt, remove bolts and the thing falls into your hands. problem is that you can buy a used mower for less than the price of a transmission. look around for a used or possibly rebuilt exchange transmission. google helps a lot.

Husqvarna slow in reverse
ANSWER : Check the linkage and make sure that it has full travel

How to unlock motor on husquavarna mower – Husqvarna Lawn Tractor 48" Deck, 23 Hp, Model# Yth2348
ANSWER : I’d love to help but don’t know what you mean by ‘unlocking’ the motor?
Jurgen

Hi i have a husqvarna ride on lawnmower that moves in reverse ok but very slow in forward and the leaver on pushes forward a small amount not fully forward
ANSWER : Sounds like your bely or one of the pulleys are wore out ck the pulleys and ck to see if the belt has sliped off the pulley

What size and how many blades do I need for my husqvarna 21 hp riding mower with a 46 inch deck?
ANSWER : Well I guess laying down next to it and taking a look under the mower deck is beyond the question. One could ask about how many teeth the horse has or just look in its mouth. However, I am going to guess 3 blades as 2 blade units usually are 42″ cut maximum. Mine is 48″ and has 3 blades.

Mower jerks when going up an incline. – Husqvarna Riding Lawn Mower 46 Cut Kohler Yth21k46
ANSWER : Belt spilling

Can I remove dflector shield if I have a mulching kit on my22 hp 42″ cut lawn tractor?
ANSWER : Yes, you will have to put a plate off the discharge. Hope this helped Tim

I have located the oil drain and have the plastic tube attached. I do not see how to open the drain.
ANSWER : If it’s like mine (MTD) you push in and turn counter clockwise, should be about a full 1/2 turn, make sure you relieve the head pressure by taking the dip stick out. Hope this helps