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Belt comes off when I try to reverse

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Seevah, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. Seevah

    Seevah LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    When I try to go in reverse the drive belt pops off the pulley. Does anyone know what is causing this? I think something is bent but it's hard to tell what is causing the problem. It goes forward with no problem. My mower is a MTD Yard Machines with 17 HP and 42" deck. 6 speed.

  2. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,465

    the belt turns one way all the time so it's probably your reverse gear in the tranny locked up. when the belt is off can you turn the pulley on top of the tranny by hand while in reverse?

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