Snapper Riding Moweer Problems

I have a 2003-4 Snapper rear engine riding mower. Recently, it has been having troubles. While cutting, it will just stop rolling in the forward gears. I have to push it with my foot to get it moving again. It seems to mostly happen when coming out of a turn or hit a slight incline.
Also another problem it has been experiencing is that the engine will sputter and kill unless I shake the gas tank.
Any suggestions on what I should look at?
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bgbla wrote:

... A) Is it one w/ the friction plate drive? Out of adjustment clutch, worn drive tire, oil/grease on the plate, ...
B) Fuel contamination, dirt, corrosion, ...
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bgbla had written this in response to http://www.thestuccocompany.com/maintenance/Re-Snapper-Riding-Moweer-Problems-365444-.htm : I believe it's the friction plate drive.
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bgbla wrote: ...

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It's been >20 yr since I had a Snapper, but iirc there's a sizable spring that is the "clutch". Seems like once upon a time a stick or something got up in there and kept it from fully contracting...
They're pretty simple--not much to go wrong.
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bgbla had written this in response to http://www.thestuccocompany.com/maintenance/Re-Snapper-Riding-Moweer-Problems-365461-.htm : I bought a new Driven DISC (rubber tire attached) and Thrust washer.
How do I replace tm hem?
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