Model #271491 POULAN lawn, tractor

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I have a Poulan lawn tractor, model 271491. It has a transaxle problem. It will not move in any direction.


You probably have a broken belt. Look under the tractor and see if the belt that goes from the engine to the transaxle pulley is in place and tight. Crank the engine and see if the pulley on the transaxle is turning.

If the pulley on the transaxle is turning and the gearshift is moving into the gears, something is broken inside the transaxle.

If you need information for replacing the drive belt, go to and download or print an owners manual. When you do the search for the owners manual used 917.271491 for the model of the tractor.

The instructions for replacing the drive belt will be in the owners manual.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
April 08, 2009

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