Z248F engine runs, arms unresponsive (50.8 hrs use)

LEFarm

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  • / Z248F engine runs, arms unresponsive (50.8 hrs use)
I have a Husqvarna Z248F mower that was built in 2021. It currently has only 50.8 hours of use and is in excellent condition.

While mowing today (at full throttle and in a straight line), my mower completely stopped. The engine was still running when it stopped, but the arms became unresponsive. The engine runs normally and there's tension when I push the arms forward or in reverse, but the wheels don't move at all. I haven't encountered this issue before, so I'm at a loss for what to do.

Does anyone know what could cause this or what can be done to get it moving? Thanks!
 

Rivets

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  • / Z248F engine runs, arms unresponsive (50.8 hrs use)
Three things to check. Broken drive belt, belt off tensioner pulley, tensioner pulley are stuck in a loose position.
 

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  • / Z248F engine runs, arms unresponsive (50.8 hrs use)
2021 model, 50 hours. sounds like warranty time. I would think belts, pulleys etc should last more than 50 hours.
 

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  • / Z248F engine runs, arms unresponsive (50.8 hrs use)
Belts are wear items. Never seen one replaced under warranty.
 

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  • / Z248F engine runs, arms unresponsive (50.8 hrs use)
Could very well be, but a stick popping a drive belt off won’t be warranty. Check the simple things first, then check on warranty, may save a pickup charge and cost of labor, plus belt.
 
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