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riding mower transmission trouble

i bought a craftsman riding mower back in 06 its either a ys 4500 or 5400 series mower it was the limited edition mower with the gold hood. it has the hydrostatic transmission it runs and moves fine til u used it a while then it will stop moving and once it sets for a minute it will move again but only for a little bit. im not sure whats wrong with it the tragtor itself runs fine

Craftsman , Lawn Mowers
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you might need to add gear oil in the transmission you said its a hydrostate trans sounds like the level of oil in gear case is low and wont allow tractor to move because not enough pressure in trans to allow it to run and move properly i would say gear oil will fix the problem let me know what you find out and we can proceed further if needed .hope this helps you can look up your manual if you dont have it just click manuals and put in your model number it should show you what kind of transmission fluid it takes and what weight to use to get the best performance let me know if you need further help with this issue good luck
by Manage My Life
October 4th, 2011
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