Q&A: What wrong with my Sears DYS 4500 Lawn Tractor?
Question by Keith L: What wrong with my Sears DYS 4500 Lawn Tractor?
I have a 2008 Sears DYS 4500 Lawn Tractor. It’s been running and riding great until this weekend. I know that I’m not suppose to be going up hills, but now it won’t go up hills. It’s like it doesn’t have enough power. I used to be able to go up hills with out any effort and now I can’t. The engine sounds good. I haven’t gained any weight. I suspect the automatic transmission. Any ideas on what might be wrong.
Answer by RoeB
A good lawn tractor should pull most hills. If you have not had problems before it could be the drive belt. It is normally the top belt on the pulley that is on the motor shaft. It could also be the idler pulley as the bearings will sometimes go out in them an will leave you with a loose belt but most times they will give you a warning sound before going out. Just get to where you can see the belt with the clutch out and it should be fairly taunt when pushing in with you finger on it if not you have a belt problem of some type. If that is not the problem look at spending about $ 1500.00 on an Automatic transmission. If you are mechanically inclined you can get them mfg. model type etc. on the transmission and go on the internet and sometimes find parts. I found parts for my snapper and repaired the transmission for about $ 200.00 after buying direct from the transmission mfg.
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