If your riding lawn mower will not move under power, check the following things to see if you can discover why it is not moving.
First check the tow rod to ensure that it is pushed in. It is normally located at the back of the rider and is a small wire rod that pushes in and pulls out.
Make sure the gear selector is in gear and any Hi or Lo levers are not in neutral.
Check the brake to ensure that it is not set to on.
If you have checked all those and it still doesn’t move, look under the mower and check to see if the belts are on their pulleys and that the belt has not broken. There are either one or two belts in the drive system. One goes from the engine crankshaft pulley to the transmission and another may go from a separate pulley to the transmission.
If everything looks fine, then it is time to call in a lawn mower specialist to look at this problem and resolve it. Check our locations page for a small engine repair shop near you.