Good morning folks,
I'm looking for help to see if I need a new transmission(which would mean time for a new mower) or is there a fix. The mower no longer self propels. When I put it on blocks the wheels turn at different speeds through the gears, but on the ground it doesn't get any power to drive. I have not replaced the belt. It doesn't seem to be slipping.
The fact that it changes gears with no load leads me to think the transmission might be okay. I did check the lever on the transmission that engages the wheels it that is moving well.
Any help would be appreciated. I am real happy with this mower and have had it for about 12 years. The Kawasaki engine runs great. I'm hoping this isn't the end because a new tranny runs at $400. The weight of this mower makes pushing it very difficult and a lot harder than I want to deal with at this point in my life.
Thanks in advance for the help.