DIY rear-engine riding mower repair
Our rear-engine riding mower troubleshooting covers large zero-turn tractors and small single-blade riding mowers. We offer troubleshooting tips for zero-turn mowers that creep in neutral, don't cut grass evenly and won't start. For small single-blade riding mowers, you'll find troubleshooting tips for loose steering and a rough running engine.
Get step-by-step instructions on how to replace broken parts such as blade or deck belts in our DIY repair guides. Find out how to keep grass clippings from sticking to your mower deck, maintain your mower or check the safety interlock circuits on a zero-turn mower on our rear-engine articles and videos page. To find the owner’s manual or a complete list of replacement parts for your rear-engine riding mower, search for your model number.
Riding Mowers & Tractors type
The electric clutch mounts on the engine crankshaft and controls the cutting blades. This step-by-step guide explains how to install a new one.
A worn or broken blade belt on a zero-turn riding mower prevents the mower blades from working. Here’s how to replace the blade belt.
The ground drive belt connects the engine crankshaft to the transmission pulleys to drive the rear wheels.
Adjust the neutral control if your zero-turn riding mower creeps forward or backward while both steering lap bars are in the neutral position.
Replace a bent or dull cutting blade in 30 minutes or less.
Follow the steps in this guide to remove the mower deck for cleaning or inspection.
Learn how to check the safety interlock circuits on a zero-turn mower.