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Lawn Mower Wheels Don't Turn

The 6 most common part(s) or condition(s) which contribute to the symptom Lawn mower wheels don't turn are listed below. Check or test each item and watch any available videos. If you are still unable to solve the problem you may need to do additional research and troubleshooting. Remember, with our 365 Days. Period.® return policy you can return any part for any reason. So, go ahead and buy it to try it. No other parts retailer offers this unconditional return policy.


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Belt: V-Belt

If the drive wheels do not turn the V-belt might be worn out or broken. The V-belt is usually located beneath the lawn mower and connects to a pulley on the engine crankshaft to provide power.

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Drive Pulley

If the drive wheels do not turn the drive pulley might be worn out or broken. The drive pulley is located beneath the lawn mower deck and connects to the engine crankshaft. It is normally part of an assembly which also includes the blade mounting bracket.

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Wheel Assembly

If the drive wheels do not turn the drive wheel assembly might be defective. The wheel assembly has a set of gears which engage with the transmission drive gear. If the wheel assembly gears wear out, the transmission won't be able to engage the wheel assembly. The gears are not repairable, the wheel assembly will need to be replaced.

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Wheel Assembly With Gear

If the drive wheels do not turn the drive wheel assembly with gear might be defective. The wheel assembly has a set of gears which engage with the transmission drive gear. If the wheel assembly gears wear out, the transmission won't be able to engage the wheel assembly. The gears are not repairable, the wheel assembly will need to be replaced.

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Transmission

If the drive wheels do not turn, the transmission might be worn out or defective. The transmission is powered by a belt connected to the engine crankshaft. When the belt powers the transmission the wheels should spin. If the transmission pulley is spinning but the wheels do not spin the transmission is defective and will need to be replaced. It doesn't have any user-serviceable parts.

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Transmission Assembly

If the drive wheels do not turn, the transmission assembly might be worn out or defective. The transmission assembly is powered by a belt connected to the engine crankshaft. When the belt powers the transmission assembly the wheels should spin. If the transmission pulley is spinning but the wheels do not spin the transmission is defective and will need to be replaced. It doesn't have any user-serviceable parts.

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