Riding Mower and Tractor: Other symptoms

If your riding mower makes an unusual humming noise, a blade belt could be out of its keeper bracket. A worn bearing could cause a squealing noise. If the tractor is sluggish or hesitant when you drive it, you may need to adjust the ground drive belt or repair the transaxle. Check the owner's manual for help with these and other uncommon problems.

These repairs may help solve your Riding Mower and Tractor problem:

Replace the riding mower mower blade

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Replace the riding mower drive belt

Drive belt

If your riding lawn mower won't drive forward or slows down when you go uphill, check the drive belt. Reinstall the lawn tractor or riding mower drive belt if it's slipped out of place. Replace it if it's damaged or broken,

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Tune up the riding mower engine

Fuel filter

The engine tune-up includes routine maintenance for a riding lawn mower or tractor. This tune-up includes replacing the engine oil, oil filter, air filter, fuel filter and spark plug. The tune-up also includes checking the ignition, carburetor, battery, throttle and choke controls, as well as cleaning the engine cooling fins.

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Replace the riding mower mandrel assembly

Mandrel assembly

If a noise comes from the mower deck while the riding mower or lawn tractor is running, or if the mower isn't cutting evenly, you might need to replace the riding mower's mandrel assembly.

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