I own a john Deere L130 riding lawn mower. I along with thousands of other L130 owners have found the transmission in this model is sealed and fails! All failing the same way: loss of drive power and heats up and won't move particularly in reverse!
This is happening to so many L130 owners that a class action law suit is being formed! BTW repair cost for this runs between 1200-1700 dollars! Stay away from John Deere!