Hi all, my first post here. I bought a 314-8 this past fall, with a mower deck and snowblower. All was fine, other than a sticky first gear. I replaced oil, new fuel filter and gas line on the tractor, and also new belt on the snowblower. First snowfall it worked well, but ran a little rough. This past week, I got one swipe of the driveway done, and when shifting from reverse to 2 ( couldn't get it to shift into 1 and stay) the Tranny wouldn't engage, leaving me stuck. No reverse, no forward. Engine still running fine, drive belt seems in good order.
I pulled the shifter today, which is intact and looks fine. Trans fluid looks a bit low, and milky, so I think some water got in there. The gears seem to shift smooth, but the tractor just won't engage. I called the guy I bought it from, who assured me all was in good order, as I can't seem to find someone to work on the unit here in RI. Any thoughts??? I'm OK mechanically, but not a whiz, and not set up to pull and rebuild a transmission.