Craftsman lawn mower problem

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dtysdalx2, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 Only a matter of time.

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    Mom's RER1000 or AKA #29000 sears won't move.

    It starts and mower works, just doesn't go forward and back.

    Any ideas? May have to go fix it Saturday. Found this so far...

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  2. GroceryRun

    GroceryRun Been here awhile

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  3. GroceryRun

    GroceryRun Been here awhile

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  4. nickguzzi

    nickguzzi Long timer

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    Check out Mustie1 on utube. He fixes stuff like that by the gross.

    You didn't pull out the drive disengage thingy did you? Or was it someone else.
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  5. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 Only a matter of time.

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    Well, Ma found a local repair shop that won't rip her off hopefully. The last place took a month and $400 bucks to fix.

    So, looks like it's handled.

    My guess is the clutch brake lever adjustment or the belts. Unless #42 is a PTO and is shot.

    Looks like #42 is a variable speed pulley made by MTD. They make a ton of parts.
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  6. YesRush

    YesRush Long timer

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    Taryol is entertaining.lol
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  7. unfocused_adventure

    unfocused_adventure Not my circus, not my monkeys... Supporter

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    what happens is the variable speed pulley or #3 locks up. this causes a loss of tension on either belt causing slippage.
    Although #41 can lock up as well, it's rare.

    I so hate this design LOL
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  8. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    My MTD does that.Vigorously pumping and pulling back the clutch brake usually gets it going then the belts warm up and do engage.

    A good seasoning of the belts with KleenFlo(?) belt dressing?Usually fixes the problem.
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