26 Hp 54″ Deck Yard Tractor

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Check your steering linkage on the front side by that right hand wheel, is it bent or being restricted? Even check up and down on the steering wheel column itself.

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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.
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.
Worn or broken blade drive belt – If the riding mower blades are not spinning, the blade drive belt may be worn or broken and unable to engage the blades. If the belt is intact, inspect it to see if it`s loose or slipping on the pulleys then replace it with a new one if necessary.
Please make sure your tires are properly inflated. Then look along the steering shaft for a grease fitting, and grease the shaft. Check for any worn guides or bushings along the steering shaft.
A clogged fuel filter is most commonly caused by leaving old fuel in the lawn mower. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may evaporate, leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the fuel filter and make the engine hard to start.
The symptoms that indicate a bad solenoid on a riding mower are difficulty starting the engine, engine stalls or shuts off suddenly, reduced engine power and performance. Moreover, it would also go through a decrease in fuel efficiency, and an unsteadiness in idling, lastly, the engine cranks but doesn`t start.
Indeed, as long as gravity exists, riding lawn mowers and tractors will roll over. The most common situations for such rollovers to occur are when the operator is cutting grass on a slope or along an embankment bordering a drainage ditch, pond, or stream.
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.
Burned or Glazed Side Wall: As the mower belt continues to get used, the belt will wear down. As a mower belt wears down, the side wall of the belt will begin to look burned or glazed. This is another sign that your belt is worn and needs to be replaced.
A dirty carburetor is the most common cause of a lawn mower that starts and then dies. Other possible causes include: Stale/Dirty Gas. Faulty Choke.

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The left side will not go. very very slugish.
ANSWER : Check hydra fluid level

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Was mowing and the mower wouldn’t let me move forward backward left or right. I walked behind the mower and found a coil with a hook piece underneth. Bought a new coil but don’t know where it goes. Any info would b nice. Model #174164
ANSWER : Sounds like the hydro release rod, at back bott of mower, what this does is releases the hydro so you can push the mower around, then you have to release this and then your hydro works

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Oil Filter Removal
ANSWER : Oil filter removal is counterclockwise when viewing the filter from the top. Filter install is clockwise. If this is a original filter, then it will be very tight. Before installing new filter, ensure that you place a bit of new oil on the seal located on the flat portion of the new filter before reinstalling to ensure it is sealed, and it also only needs to be hand tight.

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My husqvarna zero turn mower has an auto safety shut off. I have isolated 3 (Brake, Left control level, and Right contol lever)trying to see which one was faulty, but I’m not sure where to go next. When I took the brake off, the mower stalled so I held the safety button down and when the brake was off the engine stayed running. But when I pulled the Left or Right Control level to move, it shut off, so I held those down to see if I could see which one was faulty. The engine stayed running, so I couldn’t figure out which one was bad. Every thing stayed running until I engaged the mower deck, and then it shut down again. I gave up at that point and figured I needed an experts help! Thanks, Jon Sable
ANSWER : There should be a switch under the seat. The system is designed to stop all functions if no one is setting in the seat. I believe the seat switch has failed.
Check it out and let me know.
Regards,

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This ZR4625 is new. It will not track straight. With both levers forward it tracks to the left, I can pull back on the right lever and it tracks ok but it slows down a little. What do you adjust?
ANSWER : First check both rear tyre pressures, if ok you need to adjust the rod that runs between the left lever and the hydrostatic drive on the left rear wheel so that the short lever on the hydrostatic drive travels further when push the drive lever forward. Regards Phil

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Steering problem Right side doesn't go the same speed as left side when arms are extended fully out, which causes the mower to want to turn right unless I pull back on left side arm
ANSWER : Ther should be a turn buckle to adjust them to the same speed

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My Z5426 won’t start. When I pull out the choke and turn the key, gas starts leaking out of the exhaust system just before it gets to the muffler. Last time it did start, it ran really rough. So, I turn off the engine and then tried to restart and that’s when I noticed the fuel leak.
ANSWER : Maybe bad fuel, fuel line leaking, flooding of the carburetor, since it did start and ran rough I am assuming that the gas was left set and more then likely this gummed up the carburetor, you will have to clean/rebuild it. If you have a can of carburetor clean you may be able to spray that into there and clean it up, I would not choke it to start it as it sounds like it got/is flooded/ing. Good Luck Tim

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Exmark 44 Mower bogs down going forward
ANSWER : When you say ‘going forwaed’, is that while mowing or does it do it without the blades engaged or ‘not mowing’?

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