I've owned an JD LX280 for about 5 years.
A few weeks ago, I'd just got it back from the dealer for its annual maintenance. Used it for about an hour without a problem hauling some firewood from the woods to the house. Nothing strenuous, no incidents.
Then, as I'm parking it in my shed for the day, all of a sudden it is "barely" able to go in reverse.
If I put it full throttle, pedal down, it will move veerrrry slowly in reverse. Going forward runs and feels just fine.
No strange noises that I recall. No smoke.
I turned it off and parked it, and haven't run it since for fear of damaging something.
I took off the mowing deck and poked my head under, but nothing looked fishy. However, to be honest, I don't really know what I'm looking for/at.
Was just hoping someone would have some advice before I suck it up and bring it into the dealer for repairs.
I checked the troubleshooting section of my manual, but didn't see anything specific to reverse. That being said, feel free to point out if this is a case of RTFM... I may have missed it.