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Deere 14SE (same as 14SB) no self propelled


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09-01-17, 02:55 PM   #1  
Deere 14SE (same as 14SB) no self propelled

I am hoping for some tips before I just start tearing this apart. I have had this around five years and it has worked fine up until last weekend. While in use the drive wheels just stopped engaging. This occurred after about 30 minutes of use. I put it away and pulled out the 14PZ to finish up because it is just a whole lot lighter. Today I pulled it out and checked the belt as I had often had the belt off the transmission pulley when I first started to use it. No, that was not the problem. SO I started it up and guess what the wheels engaged, so I started to cut the grass. After 30 to 40 minutes of cutting, same result. No drive from the rear wheels. The wheels make no unusual sounds. They reverse properly without any locking. Is this likely to be an issue with the gear on the wheel or inside the transmission? Any tips are appreciated.

By the way I had an issue with a different 14SB once and had to remove all of the wheel components so I have had one apart once. That issue was external to the transmission. Unfortunately, the brother in law has that mower

 
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09-01-17, 04:50 PM   #2  
When the drive stops working pull it backward a little to see if it engages, mine acted like that, the guy I gave it to said it was a cable adjustment. Have a good one. Geo

 
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09-02-17, 05:06 AM   #3  
If you do not mind me asking, to which cable was your friend referring? There are two related to the drive train. The first is gear selection and the second rotates the transmission to tighten the belt. I tried to change the position of the first to see if I was between gears and that did not help but I will return to that in a minute. The second cable was properly rotating the transmission. I could visually see the belt engage the pulley. The pulley was spinning. Now, on to your suggestion about the pulling it backwards. The transmission starting operating once again after walking it backwards around 10 feet. I was also able to change gears at that point so I do not believe that cable is at issue. If memory serves from when I had the 14SB apart and had to replace several parts, there was a key and a spring behind the key. I am beginning to suspect that the key and or spring might be the issue. I will be putting it on horses later today and see if I can determine just what is happening.

 
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09-02-17, 08:25 AM   #4  
I never saw the guy again he may have been feeding me a line. Have a good one. Geo

 
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