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Park on your slope
leave the bypass valves closed ( drive position ) release the brake and give it a push
If the hydros are in good condition it will roll with a hard push then stop almost as soon as you let go
If it rolls a few feet the hydros are on their way out
If it races down the slope like Mulga Bill's bicycle then the hydros are shot
If it turns in a big arc, the outside hyro is shot.

They are good machines but getting on a bit in years now.
Considering just how strong the tension spring is I seriously doubt that the belts would slip
 

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When trying to diagnose problems, you check things one at a time
So while I could thinks of several potential causes I have no intention of rewriting the entire service manual
So I ask you to do tests
When you post the results those who know how to diagnose transmission problems will look at the results and either make conclusions or ask for further tests.
That is the was you get your mower diagnosed & fixed.
It would have been helpful of you mentioned the glazed belt before.
However some will see the coloured belt, worn to a normal black colour and tell me the belt is burned or glazed when in fact it was showing normal wear patterns
 
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