Question about John Deere 22HP Hydrostatic 42" Riding Mower

2 Answers

What's your problem? wont move forward or back

Everything runs ..engine, mover, problem is when I push both forward and reverse pedals tractor does not move. No noise or pitch sounds from transmission. There is a lever on back of tractor silver colour to pull out or push in does that have anything to do with engaging movement of tractor? Dont have manual sorry.

Posted by Anonymous on


2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 513 Answers

Yes it does if it is pulled out it allows you to push by hand if it is pushed in it runs off of hydraulic pump in transmission.

Posted on Jan 30, 2018


  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    Visited the website for 3 consecutive days.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 132 Answers

Go to youtube . Type in your make and model/ forward and reverse will not engage. Should be helpful.

Posted on Dec 15, 2017


6 Suggested Answers


6ya staff

  • 2 Answers


Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


danny herget

  • 1627 Answers

SOURCE: John deer 6400 Shuttle shift will not engauge

You have the old style reverser which has been replaced by one that beeps instead of kicking out.These are a known problem with Deere and that is why you can't buy them anymore.The fact that you can hold it in yourself indicates that the enable solenoid and the forward and reverse solenoid are ok and all safety switches are working.You need to replace the reversrer.

Posted on Feb 05, 2010


  • 146 Answers

SOURCE: JD 3320 tractor with error code 57

From what I can find, that is a 'timeout' error indicating the expected signals from the hydrostatic transmission are not being received. That would suggest that some of the wiring is still not repaired. Could it be the nice doggie pulled out a connector partially and you didn't notice? Make sure all connectors are firmly seated.
Some have seen this error code occur for the simple reason that the battery voltage was borderline low -- those computers are sensitive. So before you take it to the dealer, put the battery on a charger overnight to see if that resolves it.
Hope this helps. If so, please rate my solutions, thanks and good luck!

Posted on Jun 09, 2010

Mike Squire

  • 420 Answers

SOURCE: Mowing right along and suddenly the tractor won't go move

it's 1 of 5 likely things
The drive belt from the engine to the transaxle is totally slipping or broken
The linkage from the control pedal to the transaxle is faulty.
The transaxle is broken (not user fixable)
The by-pass rod is pulled out
The brake pedal is pushed or the linkage is stuck in the "brake" position.

Posted on Jul 16, 2010


  • 3911 Answers

SOURCE: I just got this broke down John Deere 245 with the

well if the drive belt is working, that is it turns the large pulley on top of the transmission, then most likely you have a bad transmission. the last owner found out that it will cost more to get another transmission than the tractor is worth. there is a small stamping along the bottom center of the transmission, will tell you the make and model and you can start searching for a NOS one on ebay or a used one at a lawn mower junkyard.

Posted on Nov 29, 2010


  • 3911 Answers

SOURCE: I was mowing the grass, turned around to go back

hydrostatic transmission has reached the end of its life. Call a dealer and get a price to repair, then contrast that amount with the cost of a new mower. Those transmissions are not cheap, you may find folks selling them NOS on eBay, certainly worth a few minutes googling around before you lay down the bucks. Do not buy a used transmission.

Posted on May 09, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a cub cadet 1320hydro. 38 inch cut how do I

un hook front drag links from deck move tractor forward an inch or two , loop belt around pulleys , push tractor back and reinstall drag links , if belt on mover deck has broken , it's gonnabe easier to remove deck from under tractor , then take off foot guards on sides , using a 5/8 socket and b-bar move tensioner till you can slide off belt from one pulley , reverse to install new one

Oct 03, 2014 | Garden

2 Answers

Why wont my john deere d140 move when I ngage the double foot pedal

The drive belt may be broken, or it may have slipped off a pulley.

Aug 03, 2014 | John Deere Garden

1 Answer

Husqvarna 2754GLS, Hydrostatic forward/reverse pedal will not return to neutral position.

Parts and Diagrams for Husqvarna 2754 GLS 96043004700 2008 01
I suggest following all the safety procedures suggested in the operators manual first!
ENGINE NOT RUNNING,wheels blocked to prevent being run over, check the return spring ref # 161

Apr 12, 2014 | Husqvarna Garden

1 Answer

JD 110 tractor stalls when put in gear

Sound like a safety switch has gone bad. Either the clutch or seat switch are bad.

Mar 24, 2017 | Garden

1 Answer

Cub cadet hydrostatic

brake lever on trans could be stuck on lay down and push lever to free up

Jun 04, 2013 | Garden

1 Answer

Mower starts and runs but won't move forward or reverse and brakes don't work.

If your transmission is automatic on the drive axle, look for a small lever inside the frame and below the seat. It can be hard to find the first time. This lever disengages the drive inside the auto gearbox so the mower can be pushed by hand. If the lever is not not moved, pushing the mower also tries to turn over the engine making it impossible to move. With the lever moved accidentally the drive is disengaged and the mower won't move in either direction. The lever operates a flexible cable that comes out from the auto transmission.

Dec 12, 2012 | Craftsman 24 Hp 48" Deck Yard Tractor

1 Answer

Snapper rear engine rider won't go into reverse

there is a adjustment at the pedal there is littler rings move some to the side of the pedal you step on if that doesn't help close the knob on top of the fuel tank and stand the mower up on the rear bars(that's what there for) remove the battery if you are going to leave it up move the shifter and make sure that it is sliding all the way over and change the rubber disc that rides on the flat metal disc

Sep 01, 2012 | Ace Hardware Garden

1 Answer

Lawnmower wont move in fwd or reverse

Is the brake sticking. On my craftsman mower there is a bar under the brake pedal that pushes back a lever when starting. And the lever sticks. I have to reach underneath and pull the lever forward and then the mower goes. I haven't found a solution to that yet.

Apr 04, 2010 | Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor...

2 Answers

The drive pedal is stuck forward and wont budge along with the brake pedal...

Drop mower deck and have a look.
Both rods run to the rear on the right side.
Possibly something interfering.

Jun 17, 2009 | Husqvarna Lawn Tractor 48" Deck, 23 Hp,...

2 Answers

Will not go into gear

a hydro uses a foot pedal on the right side , you push forward to go forward or rock the pedal rearward to go in reverse - a regular transmission has a shifter usually between your legs for reverse 1st 2nd or 3rd gear - you also said the blades wont engage . are they electric ( with a switch ) or do you manually move a lever .

Oct 23, 2008 | Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor...

Not finding what you are looking for?
John Deere 22HP Hydrostatic 42" Riding Mower Logo

Related Topics:

584 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top John Deere Garden Experts


Level 2 Expert

101 Answers

Joseph Mueller
Joseph Mueller

Level 2 Expert

346 Answers

john h

Level 3 Expert

22486 Answers

Are you a John Deere Garden Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides