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Wheel Horse Lawn mower not self propelling

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Lawn Mower Not Self-Propelling? Lawn Mower Troubleshooting

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Common solutions for: Wheel Horse Lawn mower not self propelling

01 - V-Belt
The V-belt rotates the drive pulleys to drive the lawn mower wheels. If the V-belt is worn out or broken, the lawn mower wheels won’t turn. Inspect the V-belt for damage. If the V-belt is defective, replace it.
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Lawn Mower V-Belt
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02 - Drive Pulley
The drive pulley connects to the engine crankshaft. If the drive pulley is worn out or broken, the transmission won’t be able to engage the wheel assembly. Inspect the drive pulley for damage. If the drive pulley is defective, replace it.
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Lawn Mower Drive Pulley
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03 - Wheel Assembly
The wheel assembly has a set of gears which engage with the transmission drive gear. If the gears are worn out, the transmission won’t be able to engage the wheel assembly. If the gears are worn out, replace the wheel assembly.
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Lawn Mower Wheel Assembly
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04 - Transmission
The transmission is powered by the drive belt, and the drive belt connects to the engine crankshaft. When the drive belt powers the transmission, the lawn mower wheels turn. To determine if the transmission is defective, observe the transmission while the lawn mower is running. If the transmission pulley is spinning, but the lawn mower wheels don’t turn, this indicates that the transmission is defective. The transmission is not repairable—if the transmission is defective, you must replace it.
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Lawn Mower Transmission
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05 - Transmission Assembly
The transmission is powered by the drive belt, and the drive belt connects to the engine crankshaft. When the drive belt powers the transmission, the lawn mower wheels turn. To determine if the transmission is defective, check the transmission while the lawn mower is running. If the transmission pulley is spinning, but the lawn mower wheels don’t turn, this indicates that the transmission is defective. The transmission is not repairable—if the transmission is defective, you must replace it.
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Lawn Mower Transmission Assembly
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06 - Traction Control Cable
The traction control cable might be broken or misadjusted. Check the traction control cable to determine if it moves freely. If the control cable does not move freely, try squirting a small amount of oil into the end of the cable to lubricate it. If lubricating the traction control cable is not effective, replace it.
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Lawn Mower Traction Control Cable
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