Front wheel drive quit

fromthe5April 12, 2010

Hi folks,

I was mowing the lawn for the first time this season yesterday. I have a Honda mower with front wheel drive that's a little over a year old. I got about half way through and the self propelled drive quit. Is there an easy fix for this or do I need to get it into a mower shop?


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More than likely the belt popped off. Check for grass build up around the trans and in the pulleys. If you tip the mower , remove the spark plug wire for safety and tip w/ the air filter up. If you need more help, be sure to give us the make and model # of the mower. If it seems to be a bigger deal- you may want to find that purchase receipt for warranty.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2010 at 11:15AM
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I don't know of a Honda mower with FWD. Must be some other make with a Honda engine. FWD always breaks down, wears out the front tires and is generally no good, which is why it won't be found on premium mowers.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2010 at 8:08PM
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Thanks for the responses. I'll pull the front cover and check the belt first, as soon as I get the time to get to it. saxman, I'll get the model name or number also. It was sold to me as a Honda mower. Also saxman, would that be tenor or alto?

    Bookmark   April 13, 2010 at 11:11AM
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Mainly tenor, but I also play soprano, alto and baritone regularly, as well as tenor/alto 'duals'.

Frequently, the plastic gear teeth in the front wheels or the spur gears on the axle ends wear out. Hopefully its only the belt in your case. Let us know what you find.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2010 at 4:42PM
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