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    I need to work on a couple of mowers for a guy. They are both John Deere F525 front engine mowers. Neither runs right now. One seems to have a starter issue, and I'm not sure yet what the deal is with the other. Anyway, it seems that there is some trick to getting them to move, like the transmission is locked somehow. Does anybody know where the magic lever/button/valve is to allow me to roll these mowers up on the trailer?

    I will call the dealer later this week, but if anybody knows the answer and posts it before that I'll buy them a beer and even drink it for them.

    Dave
    Last edited by whateg0; 03-05-2008, 01:07 AM.
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    Dave in the rear there is a lever that you pull to disengage the transmission...first thing I would check is the 20 amp fuse under the hood on the right as you are in the seat...... just an FYI John Deere does not make the smaller mowers..... I know a guy that works for JD in a parts capacity... he can get the parts....if you need any thing else let me know.
    Mike
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      F525 manual
      a little more than a 1/4 way down the page
      http://manuals.deere.com/cceomview/O...h05.html#58199
      Last edited by gatkeper1; 03-05-2008, 06:28 AM.

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        I should have looked up the model.... I was refering to a newer/ different one.
        George W. Bush saving your butt whether you like it or not!
        If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.
        Thomas Paine
        Fear is temporary, regret is forever
        HH210 w S.G.
        Victor/Uniweld O/P
        Dewalt Chop Saw

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        • #5
          Originally posted by gatkeper1 View Post
          F525 manual
          a little more than a 1/4 way down the page
          http://manuals.deere.com/cceomview/O...h05.html#58199
          Man, I searched and couldn't get close to that! I'll take that pic with me when I go to look at them again.

          I did stop by the JD dealer this morning and the mechanic there suggested that these mowers aren't worth much. They are a pain to work on and are a bit 'special'. The motor and transmission are meant to be a single unit. The engine oil is also the trans oil. I also see on some other forums that this model may not be the poster child for JD reliability. Apparently, the deck is hard to work on, the bearings tend to wear prematurely, and there were some other complaints. I'm not sure how much salt to take those comments with.

          The guy who owns these is considering trading one of them to me for work done on some other mowers of his. I'm considering it also, though a lawn tractor would really be more useful to me. Still, I kinda thought since they're green, I ought to be able to sell one for enough to buy a lawn tractor that I want. May not be worth it. He also has some lawn tractors that I might ask for instead. I don't think it'll be a big deal either way.

          I guess I'll see on Sunday how well I can read a picture.

          Dave
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