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Toro 38035 Wheels Won't Engage

Hey, guys. I was taking care of my driveway, and just finished. I stopped, took my hand off the handle for a minute, and when I put it back on, the blower wouldn't move. It was lovely pushing up my hill of a driveway. Anyway, the only thing I know at this point is that the the wheels will move freely without trying to engage them, but as soon as you do, they lock up. Also, pushing the handle down while in reverse is very loose and 3rd is really tight. I've worked on this a bunch of times before, but can't figure this one out. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
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Welcome to the Toro Lair MonsterRain!

That's a 3.5hp 21" Toro...they appear to be made from '84 to '89 but the traction assemblies look unchanged in the range of years. Unfortunately, there's little resemblance to the traction assy on my 824 so I'm of little help.

Regardless, it sounds like you may have to put this in the service position and pop-off the belly-pan to see what's going on inside...since it seems to have happened instantaneously and not an adjustment problem.

When moving into the service position, make sure the fuel is shut-off (I remove the tank completely) and make sure that there isn't any fuel in the carb bowl. I also like to drain the oil but that isn't completely necessary.

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hello monsterrain, welcome to SBF!! there is a service manual in the toro section of the forum and if you need an owners manual its free on toro's website

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Thanks, guys! I should be able to pop her open a little later and see what's going on. Hopefully I'll see what I'm looking for.
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Is it safe to say that this shredded belt is the problem, or could it be just one part?



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the one on my 521E did the same thing last year. not knowing how old the other belt was i changed them both

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Yeah, probably a good idea. I was given this 2 seasons ago, so I have no idea how old they are, either. Now, to figure out how to change it. I guess I should be good with the owner's and service manuals? And is that the V-belt?

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Bleh. The owner's manual can't help and the service manual doesn't go back far enough; none of the models are like mine. Guess I'll have to wing it. Wish me luck!
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whenever in doubt, I use the toro genuine parts page. I don't know the exact year of your machine (we need your serial number) but this is for 1986:
21 37-9090 V BELT-3L, TRACTION <-- the one that broke
22 37-9080 V-BELT (29.50 INCH) <-- Auger

You should verify the part # based on your exact year.


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Ok, great. I'm taking it apart now, really not a problem. My serial number is 8001387, so I'll use that to ensure I have the right belt. Thanks!
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