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From:
David
2011-09-20 09:01:12
I have recently been working on my Snapper rear engine riding lawn mower Model#381451hbve with a Briggs & Stratton 14.5 engine. I don't know what could have happened, but now when I release the brake after starting the engine dies. I have checked the "Roll/Drive" lever on the back as well. Any thoughts please...
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Tim Tighe
2005-03-05 12:30:36
The cable that send power to drive the wheels snapped, and I don't know what part to order or how it goes own. Snapper model # 65373113 Serial # RP21501
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Kurt Weiand
2005-04-17 08:59:19
I need the deck belt Diagram to know how it goes on Snapper LT1848 riding mower (where do I find such info?)
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Robert
2005-05-04 13:52:08
Snapper riding mower...the minute I release the brake, it dies???? Starts no problem. Could this be a problem due to inproper brake adjustment...or the safety switch?
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tom carney
2005-05-14 23:08:02
I have a model 3081 and the belt snapped. The writing is worn off. I need the correct belt number and how it placed on the pulleys and which one goes where?
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don mcdaniel
2005-05-22 14:11:39
i have been given a snappper mower model #3081s 11 horse briggs rear engine. after getting the engine going the mower will not move, eith forward or backward. i noticed that the drive wheel is not touching the pancake pulley (thats what i call for lack of proper terminology)i replaced the wheel thinking that was the problem. i have adjusted everything i can see to make it touch and drive the mower, but alas no success. can you give some suggestions to things i can adjust or replace to make the mower move?
From:
tom
2005-05-28 12:52:03
my belt on my snapper mower won't tighten when i enguage it. how do i adjust the tention?
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Bill Neely
2005-06-18 04:18:50
I have a riding snapper mower, rear engine 11 hp, model # 30085S. I'm looking to get a manual for the mower and any other info available. I dont even know how old it is. I would appreciate any help! thanks Bill
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Melvin Hurston
2005-07-17 17:15:26
Good morning. I hope your day is going well. I am the third owner of a Snapper rear engine 12 hp, 5 speed, Hi Vac 33, disc drive mower which works well. Hhowever, it cuts my lawn too low despite it being placed on the highest level possible. I have inflated the tires to no avail. I was told by a Snapper dealer that "Snappers are notorious for cutting too low and there is nothing you can do about it". Needless to say this was very disappointing to hear. Before I purchase another mower (which would not be a Snapper if it does not cut high enough for my tall fescue lawn), is there anything you suggest I do to increase the cutting blade height? For example, are there bigger tires available to purchase to raise the cutting height? I would appreciate any advice you have for me to address this matter. Thank you very much. Have a great day. Melvin Hurston mhurston@unch.unc.edu
From:
SANDY
2005-08-03 08:48:26
MY RIDER GOES IN GEAR BUT DOESN'T MOVE IS IT A BELT THING OR TRANSMISSION?
From:
Ronald
2005-08-19 12:48:05
Trying to replace belt on Snapper Riding Lawnmower, 8 HP. Can you help?
From:
glen
2005-08-26 15:09:07
i do not know were the two wires on top of the engine by the throttle go?
From:
Jana
2005-08-27 11:52:36
Need to replace belt on murray 40" riding lawn mower
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Larry
2005-09-10 14:26:06
I have the same problem as Sandy and I need to find out where to put the transmission floud in please help
From:

2008-07-06 15:33:29
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sandra
2008-07-05 13:20:43
i have the same problem as sandy(9-01-07). i have a snapper series 23. cranks fine, but when i take my foot off the clutch, it dies. i have drained the gas and put in new. can you help me with this problem please?
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Steve
2008-06-21 18:45:50
how do i replace a deck drive belt on a rear-engine snapper mower
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Buddy Horn
2008-06-09 09:31:30
Snapper 10HP rear engine riding mower! Runs fine on a flat terrain! Won't pull a grade at all! Anything the layman ( me ) can do? Thanks
From:
chya
2008-06-06 18:03:18
I have a snapper riding briggs rear motor, older. I have 2 questions, The brake won't work, so how can I fix that, and it cuts way to low even on high, will large wheels help? what size? we raised the deck a little, but it still cuts way too low. HELP ME PLEASE cwbwew@aol.com
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mark
2008-05-31 17:01:29
The manual for the rear engine Snapper I have doesn't have instructions for clutch disc replacement. My question is: How is the disc centered before tightening the bolts?
From:
Mitch Oliver
2008-05-31 11:59:38
Have a 28" rider, rear 8 hp. How do I adjust the cutting blade belt? It's new but way to loose. Thanks
From:
Chris Breen
2008-05-25 16:06:24
Got a MTD 125 RH 92B model no 13DC458E600 and need a cutter belt but dont know the part no can you help
From:
jack
2008-05-24 22:14:58
14 hp won't pull an incline, has rubber clutch disk and is adjusted to shift easily, whats up? tks
From:
dave
2008-05-17 19:28:43
My Snapper 9.5hp rider will not go into neutral and won't drive forward or reverse.The shift lever seems to be working OK.Thanks for any advice.
From:
clark
2008-05-04 12:53:29
my snapper rear engine mower won't pull it's self up small inclines. I've adjusted the clutch cable. Also is eems like I'm not getting as much power as I should
From:
robert
2008-05-01 10:04:00
snapper 2000gx transmission not moving
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robert
2008-05-01 10:09:56
Having problems engaging transmission on 2000gx snapper...forward or backward
From:
Walter S
2008-04-30 20:08:09
Riding mower- Parked after last use now it wont crank and appears to not have fire to the plug.
From:
frank
2008-04-19 17:20:55
Ihave a snapper walk behind 48 inch model spe140kw mower does not go for when drive is engaged . sometimes it goes forward then as soon as i have to climb any slight incline it stops going forward.
From:
Butch Anderson
2008-04-08 20:33:36
I have a Snapper 281013BE runs great but the cables that adjust the rear deck are all the way up and the mower still cuts too low. I raised the timing rod 9/16 nur but that made the front too high. Any sugesstions?
From:
William Jordan
2008-04-08 21:34:33
I have a 28" snapper riding mower. The shifter lever does not want to move. Have visually inspected all rods and checked grease in trans. Any info would be appreciated. (glennj@ellijay.com)
From:
Glenn
2008-04-09 16:20:40
Snapper riding mower. The shifter lever will not move and it stays in 2nd gear.
From:
tom
2007-09-26 13:01:07
I have a snapper rider mower goes in gear but doesn't move is there a sher pin or chain in the drive system help ?
From:
Kathy
2007-09-01 11:38:36
I have a Snapper series 23 riding mower. It starts fine but dies when clutch is released. Can't find any troubleshooting for this problem. Can you help?
From:
M Gilbert
2007-08-04 12:15:21
I have a 42" 15 hp Snapper Riding mower. The model number is HZ15420KVE. While using it the belt came off. The belt is fairly new and in good repair--where do I find directions to replace it. Taking to the repair shop is very costly.
From:
joe croemer
2007-07-22 06:19:48
my snapper 2000 gx just quit. the engine runs fine, the blades turn,but will not move in either direction. what could it be? thanks.
From:
wolfman
2007-07-22 09:29:24
I have asnapper rear-engine model 3081w and trying to find manual and parts can you help wolf6man9@yahoo.com
From:
Chelle
2007-07-15 23:11:02
If I don't have the model number, how do I determine what the identifying information is?
From:
john
2007-07-07 12:41:53
I have a 12/hp 30in rider,its getting hard to put into gear,anyone know why? jwdurden2000@yahoo.com
From:
Steve
2007-07-06 09:23:00
I have a snapper riding mower with a honda 11hp engine. the engine starts great but when I release the brake the mower starts to choke out, but if I push the brake all the way down the mower runs just fine. Also, when I engage the mower blade the engine will smooth out and run just fine. Could this be a bad brake switch.
From:
RonG
2007-06-29 16:49:29
My Snapper starts right up, but when put into gear and begins to move the engine stops. I took cleaned the carburator bowl of winter gel build up and the same thing still happens. I took the carburator off to make sure no float pins were lost the first time. They were there. What adjustments or help do you suggest?
From:
Glyn
2008-07-21 15:55:33
My Snapper mower cuts too low even on the highest setting? Can anything be done?
From:
RICHARD
2008-08-14 14:10:22
WHY IS MY SNAPPER REAR ENGINE RIDER HARD TO PUT IN REVERSE?
From:

2008-12-30 15:27:59
snapper-cutting deck not engaging
From:
todd
2009-02-15 12:47:44
my govenor is not set right how do iset it in the motor
From:
Ben
2009-03-13 17:10:54
If your cutting deck is not engaging, it is probably one of 3 problems. 1. Your belt is off the pulley. 2. The spring attached to your lever that actually engages the blade is broken. OR 3. Your belt is too long for the distance btw the two pulleys. To solve this problem, a minor adjustment can be made in the length of the entire frame of the mower. Under the seat is the central shaft that attaches the front of the mower to the rear of the mower. This can be adjusted by loosening the two nuts/bolts that hold it tight, then just pull on the front of the mower until the desired length is achieved, tighten back up and go.
From:
Randy
2009-06-13 19:45:09
I have a Snapper HiVac rider. Suddenly it is having trouble driving. I took the Disc off to inspect it (its a disc drive) and it looks normal. I did notice that when in gear but not moving that the rubber disc is spinning but the metal plate is not. Any idea's?
From:
rubber boots
2009-03-22 12:23:08
Need diagram to replace the rubber boots on my Snapper 28 Hi-Vac 12 hp. Or can you tell me how
From:
chris johnson
2009-05-05 18:29:22
I have a Snapper 28086s 28" with a 8hp Briggs, and I just love it. I recently had the power quit to the tires, so I am going to replace the smooth clutch disk. I can do that repair myself, but anything past that I will be lost. My question is this---I took the wheels off and the disk off. I turn each end of the wheel mounts and the other wheel mount does not move. Do you think I have a broken internal chain or are these wheels not designed to turn together? I can replace the disk, but I am scared to see if chain is broken and take it any further apart. Should both wheels be turning or should I tear into to it. Thanks for any help you can offer.
From:
Rockie
2009-05-26 21:55:16
What size bolts go on back tires of snapper mower? This mower is from the 1980"s
From:
Steve
2009-07-07 19:55:35
My snapper rider has lost all power when pulling thje longer i run it the less it will pull. Seems like the belt is in good working order know smell or smoke coming from the belt or rear end. Noticed that there is a allenhead set bolt in the center of another bolt and i looked to see maybe if the fluid was dirty and it looked gray and old. What can I do to figure out what it might be that is doing this? Model #lt16oh42cbv Snapper tells me that there is know maintance requierd with these hydro static rear ends but our local snapper dealer is not the brightest bunch so please could you help me.
From:
Theresa
2009-07-15 13:16:58
I have a snapper zero turn riding mower. It is making a grinding sound when I turn the key. I am starting it the same way I always do.....any ideas as to what the problem might be?
From:
Lynn Morris
2009-07-28 15:20:20
I am trying to replace the belt for a snapper mower with a 28in deck. How do you get it on the rear pulley?
From:

2009-08-26 20:38:26
Snapper will not shift into 2nd gear -- its a Series six 8.5hp model -- is it worth fixing (in good condition otherwise)
From:

2009-09-01 09:40:54
blades won't engage on my snapper zero turn
From:
mj
2009-09-02 21:01:18
I have a 9.0 power built snapper riding mower.It goes in reverse but not forward.Whats wrong?
From:
RAK
2009-09-18 13:28:01
I have a 21" walk behind mower. The differential apperas to be locking up when I try to pull the lawnmower backwards. Also It stays engaged in pulling even when the lever for the clutch is disengaged.
From:
Dennis
2009-11-25 22:31:27
Just replaced the gears in the hydrostatic right hand drive lost alot of fluid replaced now the right wheel turns slower than the left??? Air?? Snapper model z2003k
From:
Kevin
2010-02-13 06:39:10
23 series riding mower: When I engage the blades, give the mower more trottle, it shuts down the mower? What can I do to remedy this problem
From:
paul
2010-02-25 02:46:16
do you have a wiring diagram for 8 or 11 hp 30085s snapper i can have ?
From:
Brenda
2010-03-21 16:08:49
I have a ZMT2500KH. The left rear wheel seems locked when you try to move the joystick. The other works fine. It was working good. stopped the mower, tried to go again and it wants to spin around because left tire is not moving. Parking lever is in position to drive.
From:
Randy
2010-03-31 16:08:15
My 42 inch snapper ZTR has an electric deck - but it is stuck in the up position and wont go down. I replaced the switch but it still doesn't move. I tried testing to see if had power and it shows power getting to the switch but no power leaving it...any ideas?
From:

2010-04-03 16:15:54
My snapper lawnmower will not go up inclines
From:
Charles
2010-04-07 19:25:06
Need to replace rear wheel on snapper model ep216012 walk behing self propelled mower
From:
Rick
2010-04-27 19:40:18
My Snapper mower cuts too low even on the highest setting? Can anything be done? It is a 28 inch deck rear engine
From:
Tom P
2010-05-23 15:11:23
Why does the 12 horsepower motor cut off when brake/clutch pedal is released?
From:
fred
2010-05-26 20:42:15
i have a 20 year old 33 inch hivac, installed new disc ran fine for a week then will not pull at all, installed a new one again and still wont pull, looked at both chains and they are ok, when running disc seems to be rotating fine and rear wheel on shifter side will move but can stop it with hand, need some help
From:
Barry Lewis
2010-05-29 14:19:05
Mower will go into gear but wont't pull. It tries forward and reverse but won't move. [kqjk
From:

2010-06-08 19:40:22
which direction do you turn the oil filter to remove it. I cannot get my loose.
From:
Sharla
2010-06-11 13:59:50
How do I remove the pin in the gear shifting handle on my snapper riding mower?
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Chuck
2010-06-12 09:37:37
need instructions to change pump drive belt on snapper 355z 54" 26hp kohler zero turn. HELP! Not in manual.
From:
rudy hees
2010-06-13 07:19:39
I have a snapper 28in riding mower. It stopped going forward but would go in reverse. I replaced the drive plate and it will work for about 10 minutes and then it stops and only goes in reverse. Is there something i should have adjusted? Please help me. thanks rudy
From:
Rob
2010-08-08 18:41:35
I have a snapper lawn tractor. Today, after I shut it off, the starter just continued to spin (not engaging the fly wheel, just spinning with the gear in the down position. I tried everything and finally had to pull the battery wire. I waited awhile and touched the battery wire to the terminal, and the mower started. All this with the key in the off position, and the dead man's switch on the seat not engaged. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks, Rob
From:
Dave
2010-09-01 12:57:23
My Snapper 28" rider stops running as soon as I let out the brake/clutch? How do I fix this? Thanks
From:
John
2010-09-26 11:02:51
Where are the answers?
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steve
2010-09-26 13:09:29
My snapper 28" riding mower starts & runs fine forward or backward. But whenever I engage the cutting blade i get a very strong vibration. it still moves but vibrates
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Ron
2010-10-25 18:10:02
Model 281223BVE - Starts fine but the motor stalls when brake is released.
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stephen
2010-11-19 15:28:13
i have a prowler zero turn radius mower and when i turn key nothing happens no lights no sounds no nothing i check the battery and it is fine how do i fix this please help and thank you ^.^
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Siby
2011-03-05 18:12:03
I have a snapper model 281223bve it will move in reverse and will sometimes move in 1 with reluctance and without load, clutch does not appear worn. Is there an adjustment point for this part
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Gywn
2011-03-09 20:16:03
replace differential on snapper 12 HP high vac
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Mary
2011-04-08 22:31:08
I have a snapper model number 84949. The engine runs fine but I can't get the blades to engage when I pull the PTO button up. Is this a belt? Which one?
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Jordan
2011-03-20 10:15:40
Have a snapper 25 inch riding mower...i have a brand new drive wheel on it but there is no power at the tires in any gear...i took the gear box and the rear differential apart and the gears have all teeth and the chain is still together...I dont know what else to look at?
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Charles Phillips
2011-04-06 09:15:19
I have a snapper model 30083. When placed in gear forward or reverse, it just slightly moves then stops.
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Keith
2011-06-18 13:46:34
I have a LT14,5 38H snapper that has worked fine. Had the battery out and now the engine shuts off when either the clutch or deck is engaged. Put a wire across the seat switch and it still acts the same.
From:
DWHackney
2011-06-20 07:46:11
I have an old snapper rear engine riding mower. The mower starts and runs fine but when I put it in gear it either goes nowhere or it jumps a little bit but ultimately goes nowhere. How can I fix this porblem?
From:
rob
2011-06-28 19:27:50
the cable to engage my deck on my lt155h42bbv came off whats the procedure for putting it back togther so i can mow soon
From:
Robert
2011-06-30 11:27:24
Where can I get repair manuel for snapper mowers
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Daniel
2011-07-23 16:10:17
I have a rear engine snapper sr928. I replaced the drive disc today because rubber was worn. Now the differential is stuck and wont shift. It shifted before the drive disc... Not sure what to do?
From:
CJ
2011-12-08 03:59:22
Can you adjust the centre drive chain on snapper rider mowers
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CJ
2011-12-08 04:01:30
can the centre drive chain on snapper rider mowers be adjusted and how
From:
Anthony
2012-04-17 18:31:10
Working on my rear engine 14.5 snapper and it starts and runs fine but when I release the brake it dies, any thoughts that could make this happen?
From:
RP
2012-05-30 18:39:25
Got a ZT20500BV. Started dieing when making sharp turns. Either with the the blades turning or not> Any Idea?
From:
Rick
2012-06-02 11:36:28
I have a 21” Snapper walk-behind with a Briggs 8.75 THP engine (model 12S507 B1). When I release the safety handle the engine does not shut down any longer. Any ideas on correcting this problem will be appreciated. Thanks.
From:
DEAN
2012-08-23 14:51:18
Ihave a snapper 52" riding tractor. When I press the forward petal there is a hesitation and then it takes off. After riding it will then come to a stop and will have to press the pedal several times to go forward again. Reverse doesnt work at all. What is happenning?
From:
Mary Anne
2012-08-27 20:25:40
Have Snapper rear engine riding mower, Series 23, V-Tech 30 inch engine. Starts fine but when foot is taken off the brake/clutch pedal, engine stalls. What's the problem?
From:
hinsley
2012-10-17 00:09:16
snapper model#095722-type#0215-1how to adjust carburaterfor better run time when mowing
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Jim
2012-11-29 18:20:24
The shifter broke on my 28" rear engine snapper. I know how to take it apart to put another shifter on. What worries me is what will be the difficulty in getting the clevis and cotter pin reinstalled?
From:
Doug
2013-02-08 15:10:32
I have a Snapper rear engine riding mower,model 780078, 28" cut. The engine starts fine but when releasing the clutch/brake the motor starts backfiring.The motor will resume power when pressing the brake. Also the engine is Briggs 12.5 hp.
From:
James
2013-04-29 10:11:45
The shifter does not want to move.
From:
James
2013-04-29 10:29:33
The shifter does not want to move. When tipped up on the rear it would shift ok.
From:
glenn
2013-07-01 21:21:35
my snapper mower kills as soon as i let the brake up what could be the problem
From:
Jeff R
2013-10-30 14:29:03
My Snapper 28" Rear Engine Rider starts fine but dies once the Brake pedal is released. What would cause that?
From:
bob g.
2013-11-19 17:05:12
my 8 hp. 28" cut snapper rider mower has suddenly stopped cutting. when I push the lever to engage the cutting blade nothing happens! the blade doesn't engage to start cutting. Any ideas?
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