Hydrostatic tranny problems in craftsman

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Old 05-04-14, 03:51 PM
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Hydrostatic tranny problems in craftsman

I have an early to mid 2000 craftsman rider with Forward and reverse foot pedals on the right side of the mower. When I try to go forward or reverse it has a load whining noise and won't move. After pushing the pedal down several times it will start to move a little and then take off and operate normal.
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Old 05-04-14, 04:07 PM
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Check the belt condition/tension that goes from engine to transaxle. (top one)
If it is loose or worn much it will slip and mower won't move well.
Might have a sticking idler pivot or broke tension spring that keeps the belt tight.

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Forgot to mention

I forgo to mention won't go in neutral either
 
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Old 05-05-14, 07:17 PM
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Sounds to me a bit like the brake is sticking.
 
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Old 05-10-14, 05:24 PM
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Finally found the problem. The brake was stuck. It is amazing what a little lubricant will do. Thanks
 
 

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