Scott's Model 42589X8 Riding Mower won't move after changing tire

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Old 04-20-16, 02:28 PM
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Scott's Model 42589X8 Riding Mower won't move after changing tire

I was removing the rear right tire to put a tube in it and tapped on the axel end to loosen it. In hindsight, I realize this was a BIG mistake, as I think I may have pushed it in about a 1/4 to half inch. So, when I put the tire back on, the mower will not move forward or backward.

I've checked the tire key is in place and the drive belt as well. I'm hoping I have not done irreparable damage and that there's an simple fix, such as pulling the axel back into position.

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Old 04-20-16, 03:36 PM
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Look under the area where you pulled the wheel off and look in the area where you put the wheel afterwards. Somewhere there is a small piece of keystock that fell out. There is a slot in the axle and a slot int he wheel where this key goes. It's a common problem when people don't know it's there and it falls out.
 
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