42' Mastercut will not move
hello, new to the forum and have read some of the old posts but haven't seen what i am experiencing. I was driving my mower running good then stopped moving. I looked and the drive belt was shredded. I have since replaced teh drive belt. When i engage it into gear releasing the brake the belt turns and without the wheels on the axel turns (slowly) and i can grab the axel and hold it from turning. the belts still turn while I hold the axel from turning. Thought it was just a belt? is it more? Looked and trannys are expensive as a mower. It is an MTD Mastercut 42" deck no hydrostat deck. Thanx for any help. I don't want to replace an expensive part if it is just a dollar part that is doing this.