Re: MTD 2 stage - wheels are locked up
Is the rubber friction wheel lifted off the drive plate with the hand grip released? If not, it may be a linkage issue. See if the drive plate will turn by by hand. If you remove the three bolts from the friction wheel so it is completely loose on the shaft you can separate gear and hex shaft bearing issues from drive and belt issues. Are all of the gears meshing with no debris in the teeth? I once had axle bushings and the frame hex holes so worn that the gears jammed. The wheels wouldn't turn fwd or rev.
Gravelys: 1950 L, 1954 L, 1968 Comm 10A, 1969 C8, 1971 C8, 1984 5665
1967 430, 1969 432, 1980 8122