Troubleshooting a Riding Lawnmower

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Determining why your riding mower won't start, constantly stalls, or how to repair other mechanical issues can sometimes be a matter of trial and error. There are many suggestions to help you track down the problem and make the necessary repairs on this page.
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I have a Cub Cadet that is 12 years old. It was tuned up and normally runs beautifully. Today, as I turned a corner, it stopped moving forward. It starts up and idles, but will no go forward or backwards. The three belts are all there - none broken off.

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August 10, 20190 found this helpful

You may have bent or broken a brake rod. www.ehow.com/info_12207117_cub-cadet-1024-mower...

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August 10, 20190 found this helpful

I ask this because it happened to a friend. Do you have a mouse or bee/hornet nest (or part of one) in the works?

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My friend was mowing and the mower stopped. When she went to inspect she found part of a mouse nest. Once it was cleaned out, she was back to mowing.

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August 12, 20190 found this helpful

Not that I can see, but thank you for that thought.

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August 12, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you

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August 12, 20190 found this helpful

Hope you are able to resolve it! Post back with what you learn so we can all learn!

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May 1, 2013

It is very frustrating to roll out your mower to cut the lawn only to find that it won't start. This is a page about Craftsman riding mower won't start.

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August 18, 2011

Mowing the grass is one of the rites of summer, but now your mower won't start. There are many things that can cause a riding mower to refuse to fire up.

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January 24, 2017

Trying to figure out why your lawn mower keeps stalling can be difficult. This is a page about Husqvarna riding mower keeps stalling.

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January 4, 2017

This is a page about fixing a John Deere riding mower that keeps stalling. There could be a number of reasons for your riding mower to stall, especially if it is the first time you are using it for the season.

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April 27, 2017

You can almost hear the grass growing as you sit there trying to start up your uncooperative riding mower. This is a page about John Deere riding mower won't start.

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January 4, 2017

This is a page about Craftsman riding mower keeps stalling. It is very frustrating when your mower keeps stalling. Sometimes you can make the repairs yourself.

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June 26, 2017

Troubleshooting a non-starting riding mower can be a process. This is a page about Murray riding lawnmower won't start.

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April 29, 2017

This is a page about Husqvarna riding mower won't start. Determining whether it is a problem with fuel, spark or air when your mower won't start, can be a challenge.

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January 5, 2017

There are a number of reasons a mower won't start. Diagnosing the cause is the first step to making the necessary repair. This is a page about Craftsman LT 2000 riding mower won't start.

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January 5, 2017

Determining the reason your riding mower won't start is the first step towards making the necessary repairs. This is a page about Craftsman LT 1000 riding mower won't start.

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August 7, 2019

It is exceedingly frustrating to get set to mow the lawn and have your mower refuse to start. This page addresses the possible reasons why your Toro riding mower won't start.

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August 30, 2018

The impact of hitting or running over something with your riding mower may cause damage to the flywheel key, keeping you from restarting the mower. This part can be purchased and replaced to get your mower back up and running.

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This is a page about what to do when your riding mower won't restart after hitting something.

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December 5, 2017

This is a page about a riding mower that dies when it accelerates. If your riding lawn mower dies when you accelerate, there could be a number of things causing the problem. Here are some suggestions to help you diagnose the issue.

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October 20, 2017

You can't mow the lawn when your mower won't start. Trying to find the cause of it not firing up is a process. This is a page about a riding mower with a Kawasaki engine that won't start.

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October 11, 2017

Why a mower won't start up can sometimes be a mystery. This is a page troubleshooting a Poulan Pro riding mower that won't start.

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August 30, 2017

Hitting objects such as gravel or stumps when mowing can damage the crank shaft and other parts of your riding mower. A careful inspection will be needed to determine which parts are affected.

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