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YTD Yard Machine Won't Move


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08-20-08, 10:16 AM   #1  
YTD Yard Machine Won't Move

As I was finishing my yard (thankfully) my MTD Yard Machine Model 675 stopped moving. Engine runs, blade turns, mower won't go. The brake/clutch pedal seems to be abnormally close to the rider. Any "no brainer" places to start before I start tearing this puppy apart?

 
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08-20-08, 11:52 AM   #2  
Ooops, the full model number is 13AM675G062 and the serial number = 1B121B40210 if that helps at all.

 
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08-20-08, 11:58 AM   #3  
Check the drive belt and pulleys. Drive belts are often the culprit. If those are good post back.

If you do not have an owners manual get one here.
http://manuals.mtdproducts.com/mtd/p...randCode=10201

 
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08-20-08, 09:31 PM   #4  
I agree...almost certainly a drive belt has come off or broken.


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08-22-08, 06:17 AM   #5  
Thanks, It appears that it was indeed a belt. It wasn't broken (that's what threw me, I didn't see any belt remnants, and the darn thing is so high I couldn't see it) but after opening the beast up, I see that it has deteriorated and there are chunks gone so I'm sure it's probably 10% larger than it should be. I've order new belts (I'm replacing the other one while I'm in there) so you MAY be hearing from me again when they arrive !LOL!

 
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09-03-08, 08:16 AM   #6  
Just a note of thanks... with the aid of the owners manual.. changed both drive belts and mower's working fine now.

 
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09-03-08, 07:53 PM   #7  
Good news! Thanks for the update, and glad you got it going!


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03-23-09, 10:47 AM   #8  
I have a yard machine 17 hp. Problem 1. It will start if you jump it with jumper cables but if you turn it off and then try to start it on it's own it won't even turn over at all. I had the battery checked and it is ok. This is very annoying if for some reason it stalls.
2nd Problem to drive the mover you have to hold down the shifter in the forward position the hole time or the mover won't go. So you need 2 hands to cut the grass. (one to steer, one to make it go forward)

 
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