I just picked up a john deere 216, the mower is in immaculate condition and has already mowed our 3 acres twice. I've adjust the belt tension and done some greasing as well as fluid change, however this issue I figured i would present to some of the pros.
When moving sometimes it will just stop moving. I have to push the clutch in and move the variable speed lever into different position and it will take off. the problem has gradually gotten worse. Now it really only moves in a certain gear a certain speed and sometimes it will stop moving again. It's as though the belt is not engaging the drive. I know there is a variable speed adjustment right under the lever, but i'm wondering if this something to be worried about and how to fix it?
thanks in advance guys!