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    john deere 285

    hello everyone, I traded for this mower and I cant get it to freewheel. I found the leaver and pushed it both ways but I still cant push the mower. is there something else you have to do? thanks.

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    Re: john deere 285

    Quote Originally Posted by basstracker View Post
    hello everyone, I traded for this mower and I cant get it to freewheel. I found the leaver and pushed it both ways but I still cant push the mower. is there something else you have to do? thanks.
    Lift up the rear end and try to spin the wheels.
    If they spin easily in opposite direction then check the brake it will most likely be jambed on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bertsmobile1 View Post
    Lift up the rear end and try to spin the wheels.
    If they spin easily in opposite direction then check the brake it will most likely be jambed on.
    thanks for the reply but its not the brakes its the transmisson. I dont know witch way to move the leaver.

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    Re: john deere 285

    Do you want help of are you just here to waste every ones time including yours ?
    The brake works on the LAYSHAFT or to put it another way IT LOCKS THE TRANSMISSION EXACTLY THE SAME WAY AS AN AUTO TRANNY WORKS IN PARK.

    You are there
    We are here
    You have a problem
    We have to work our way through it in a logical sequence till the problem is fixed.

    SO HOW DO YOU KNOW IT IS NOT THE BRAKE WHEN YOU DON"T KNOW WHICH WAY OR HOW THE TRANSMISSION RELEASE WORKS ?

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    285 JD is a hydro transmission. You will have to find the transmission release lever for free wheel operations. Best to figure this out with both back tires off the ground .like Bert said. BC the brake could be frozen as well.

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    http://www.lawnmowerforum.com/showth...***-won-t-work go there this has been covered before.

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