Self Propel Does Not Move Deere Walk Behind Mower?
John Deere Mower serial #TY14SEA384906, code#E025B:
The transmission on the rear wheel drive, self propelled walk behind mower does not move the mower. If I lift the mower so that the rear weels break ground contact then the wheels turn. The control bail and cable to the transmission lever are intact and functional. I replaced and properly tensioned the drive belt. The pulley and worm gear on top of the transmission does rotate, thus suppling mechanical power to the transmission. The axle pinions and rear drive wheels are not excessively worn. I suspect the worm and helical gears and possibly the internal clutch disks? Can anyone provide an economical source for repair parts as the local JD distributor cost is about the same as a new inexpensive mower?