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Lawn Tractor Repair

A lawn tractor works hard on your property. This heavy-duty work can take a toll on its parts. Our list of symptoms will help you identify the problem your tractor is experiencing. After that, you’ll be able to find a list of suggested parts to repair your tractor, approved by our team of technicians and explained to make the process easy.

Won't steer correctly
Reported 18% of the time
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Use our troubleshooting and symptom guide to help you identify why your lawn tractor does not steer properly. This is a common symptom and the following parts might need to be replaced: bushings, spindle, linkage, gears, wheel bushings, and gears. If you need specific repair instructions related to your model, refer to the manual provided by the manufacturer.
Blades don't spin when engaged
Reported 14% of the time
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The belt, cable, pulley, springs, and mandrel are parts that might need to be checked and replaced if the blades in your lawn tractor are not spinning when started. Note: this is a general repair guide. Check the manual provided by your owner for more specific repair information related to your model.
Bad vibration from cutting deck
Reported 12% of the time
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Our repair guide will help you find the right part to replace in your lawn tractor if the cutting deck is excessively vibrating. It is best to check the following parts: the blades, pulley, mandrel, belt, spindle, shaft, housing, and bearings. Our repair information is a general guide to help you, but for more specific repair information related to your model, check your owner’s manual.
Won't start
Reported 9% of the time
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Check the springs, pulley, and belt if your lawn tractor will not start. Our repair and symptom guide will help you identify the part needed to be replaced to fix this commonly experienced problem. Note: this is a general repair guide. Check the manual provided by your owner for more specific repair information related to your model.
Won't drive or self propel
Reported 7% of the time
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If your lawn tractor will not rotate, you should follow our repair and symptom guide to identify your problem. This is a relatively common symptom and some of the parts that are commonly checked are the pulley, belt, blades, and mandrel. Our repair information is a general guide to help you, but for more specific repair information related to your model, check your owner’s manual.
Doesn't cut evenly or leaves lines on lawn
Reported 6% of the time
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Our repair guide can help you fix your lawn tractor if it does not cut evenly. Check the blades, belt and spindle, as they might need to be replaced. If you need specific repair instructions related to your model, refer to the manual provided by the manufacturer.
Can't adjust deck height
Reported 4% of the time
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If your lawn tractor will not allow you to adjust the deck height, check the following parts: pins, cable, rod, brackets, and linkage. Although this is a somewhat rare symptom, our repair guide can help you fix this problem easily. Our repair information is a general guide to help you, but for more specific repair information related to your model, check your owner’s manual.
Leaks gas
Reported 3% of the time
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If your lawn tractor is leaking gas, check the gas cap, needle valve, bushings, carburetor, fuel lines, fuel filter, and fuel tank. We can help you fix this problem efficiently and accurately. Check the manual related to your model for more specific repair instructions. Our instructions are a general guide.
Leaks oil
Reported 3% of the time
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Check the gasket, oil seals, O-ring, cover, and tubes if your lawn tractor is leaking oil. Our troubleshooting and repair guide can help you find the appropriate part to replace. Our repair information is a general guide to help you, but for more specific repair information related to your model, check your owner’s manual.
Vibrates excessively
Reported 3% of the time
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The symptom and repair guide will help you repair your lawn tractor if it vibrates excessively. It will also help you find the appropriate part to replace, such as the mandrel, bearings, and shaft. Check the manual related to your model for more specific repair instructions. Our instructions are a general guide.
Hard to start
Reported 3% of the time
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If your lawn tractor is difficult to start, follow our troubleshooting and repair guide. We can help you find the appropriate part to replace, such as the air filter, spark plug, fuel lines, fuel filter, starter, carburetor, and gasket. This is a general guide for your repair; for more detailed information on your model, refer to the owner’s manual.
Brake doesn't work or won't engage
Reported 2% of the time
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Check the springs, brake blades, caliper pins, brake pads, and cable if your lawn tractor does not work properly. We can help you fix this problem with our repair guide. Check the manual related to your model for more specific repair instructions. Our instructions are a general guide.
Drive jumps or jerks
Reported 2% of the time
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Our troubleshooting and repair guide can help you fix your lawn tractor if it jumps or jerks. Some of the parts that are usually suggested to check are the bearings, gears, belt, and pulley. This is a general guide for your repair; for more detailed information on your model, refer to the owner’s manual.
Engine lacks power
Reported 2% of the time
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If your engine on your lawn tractor has reduced power, check the air filter, gasket, fuel filter, spark plug, and push rod. We can help you with your repair process if you follow our symptom guide. Check the manual related to your model for more specific repair instructions. Our instructions are a general guide.
Some drive speeds don't work
Reported 1% of the time
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Check the cable, pulley, belt, springs, and friction disc if your lawn tractor does not work on some drive speeds. Our repair and symptom guide will help you fix this rare symptom. If you need specific repair instructions related to your model, refer to the manual provided by the manufacturer.
Engine misfires
Reported 1% of the time
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If the lawn tractor’s engine misfires, our repair and symptom guide will help you identify your problem and fix it. Some of the parts that you should check are the muffler, ignition module, spark plug, gasket, and push rod. Our repair information is a general guide to help you, but for more specific repair information related to your model, check your owner’s manual.
Blows white smoke from exhaust
Reported 1% of the time
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Our repair guide will help you find the right part to replace if your tractor blows white smoke from the exhaust. Although this a rare repair, it is best to check the gasket. We will help you fix this problem accurately and efficiently. This is a general guide for your repair; for more detailed information on your model, refer to the owner’s manual.
Engine RPM's surge up and down
Reported 1% of the time
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If the RMPs surge up and down in your lawn tractor engine, check the fuel filter, air filter, springs, and gasket. We will help you fix this problem with our repair guide. Note: this is a general repair guide. Check the manual provided by your owner for more specific repair information related to your model.
Blows black smoke from exhaust
Reported 1% of the time
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If your lawn tractor blows blue or black smoke from the exhaust, refer to our repair and symptom guide to help you fix this problem. The following parts might need be replaced: the piston ring, air filter, gasket, or carburetor. If you need specific repair instructions related to your model, refer to the manual provided by the manufacturer.
Lights don't work
Reported 1% of the time
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If lights on your lawn tractor do not work, check the socket, bulb, switch, and harness. We will help you through the repair process with our symptom and repair guide. Note: this is a general repair guide. Check the manual provided by your owner for more specific repair information related to your model.
Runs for a while then dies
Reported 1% of the time
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If your lawn tractor works, then instantly dies, check the fuel pump, air filter, ignition module, and spark plug. Follow our troubleshooting and repair guide for help. This is a general guide for your repair; for more detailed information on your model, refer to the owner’s manual.
Engine will idle but dies at full throttle
Reported 1% of the time
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If your lawn tractor stalls at full throttle, but idles, then check the following parts for damage: the gasket, fuel lines, air filter, spark plug, and fuel filter. Using our repair and troubleshooting guide, your tractor will be fixed. If you need specific repair instructions related to your model, refer to the manual provided by the manufacturer.
Engine dies when blades are engaged
Reported 1% of the time
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A relatively rare lawn tractor symptom is having the engine die when the blades are working. If this occurs, there are multiple parts to check, such as the switch, belt, and pulley. Follow our repair guide to help you better identify and fix your problem accurately. Note: this is a general repair guide. Check the manual provided by your owner for more specific repair information related to your model.

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