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I have a LA 175 lawn tractor. When mowing the yard I noticed the rear tire was flat. I disengaged the mower and drove the tractor into the garage, removed the tire, installed a new tube, mounted the tire and wheel assembly and finally started the tractor. When I engaged the transmission to move forward there was no movement in forward or reverse and to top that when the tractor is running if I engage the mower the tractor immediately shuts down. I disconnected the belt that controls the deck blades, yet the engine continues to die when the switch is employed. Initially the problem was a flat tire and suddenly grown to numerous mechanical issues. Frustrated....any help would greatly be appreciated.
 

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Take the tire back off , look around and see if there are any electric connectors or switches in the fender opening that you may have moved or touched.

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Yup, sounds like a safety switch to me.
 

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No movement..did you reinstall the axle key when reinstalling the tire? Should be about a 2 inch piece of square stock. Check for an unplugged safety switch. Look for a two wire switch on trans, behind right side tire.

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Also check the pedals and make sure the reverse pedal in all the way up.. Press and release the fwd pedal a few times with brake off.. It's thinking you are in reverse so its cutting off.

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thanks everyone for the suggestions. I have the day off today and will let you know how it goes.
 

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If that square key is missing from the axle/wheel the tractor will not move in either direction. Especially in a tractor without a rear locker. It's just like being stuck in snow or mud. One wheel spins & the other rear wheel does nothing.
 
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