I have a Craftsman YTS400 lawn tractor with a Briggs 24hp V-twin and hydromatic transaxle that I purchased new about four years ago. An ongoing problem that I have had, and Sears serviced twice, is difficulty backing up. If there's the slightest incline, it moves little if at all. My backyard has a decent downward slope to it ending at a bulkheaded canal. Often I find myself in the position where I'm stuck in a corner with no ability to back up. I have to get off the tractor and lift it up to move it by the front bumper, which by the way can get mighty hot. The first Sears tech said this was normal, that lawn tractors are not supposed to be able to back up an incline. Not happy with this assessment, I called again and asked for a different tech. He put it up on a portable lift and found a tensioner spring that was just too weak. He replaced it and it seemed to help a little but not for very long. So what can it be? A loose drive belt or a lousy transaxle? Or maybe I have no business riding a lawn tractor until I lose some of my 250lbs of weight.