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no reverse on Ariens rideing mower

Posted by petelg Mississippi (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 21, 14 at 2:05

Hi. I have a 2013, 42" cut, Automatic Ariens rideing mower...Model A21A42. My 89 year old fater has been trying to help cut grass..I don't know what actally what he did to it but it will not go into reverse. I jacked it up but couldn't see anything visible..I unhooked the linkage from the shifter to see if I could shift it by hand. I could and hooked the linkage back up. but still didn't want to go into reverse..I giggles and played with the shifter and eventually got the wheels to go into reverse...Although it seemed to be sluggish and turn slower..Could something be stregthed from him not shifting properly?...Any help would be appreciated...Pete

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RE: no reverse on Ariens rideing mower

Possible that the hydro arm itself had gotten bent and it isn't travelling far enough rearward? I would check that the tow valve is in the proper position too. Does this model have a cruse control tab on the dash?

RE: no reverse on Ariens rideing mower

Thanks for getting back to me...Now I have a couple of stupid questions...I'm not the best mechanic in the world...just like trying to fix things myself...Sometimes I'm sucessful and Anyway...I need a diagram or something...What is the "hydro arm" and the "tow valve"..That sounds reasonable though...No.. no cruse control..Thanks again for helping me...Pete. If you have any information on a parts list diagran for this transmission I'd appreciate it..My e-mail is if thats easier to send to...Thanks....Pete

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