I've been looking for a used riding mower for a while and convinced myself that it needed to be a John Deere. Found one on craigslist yesterday and called about getting it. I had to have hernia surgery this morning, so I was trying to grab it while I could. Anyway, the guy called back today and agreed to deliver it (about 45 minutes away) for the asking price ($500).
Everything looks good on the mower, but there's one issue. There's a squalling noise, possibly from the drive belt? When the parking brake is in, everything is quiet. When it's out, there's a squall. Drives fine, cuts fine, and moving doesn't seem to affect the squall. I would greatly appreciate any insight into what I need to look at to fix the noise (hopefully it's a common problem and cheap to fix). I won't be in any condition to get under it for a couple weeks, so I'd like to have everything planned out for when I'm mobile.
Here's the craigslist ad for the mower, if I got ripped off don't tell me (ignorance is bliss )
I'll get some pics and post them soon.