Self propelled mower not staying engaged

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Old 02-07-08, 02:13 PM
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Self propelled mower not staying engaged

On a Craftsman self propelled-what keeps the front wheels locked in gear? I can push the lever ahead and the front wheels turn but the lever won;t stay forward. Should the lever go over center and stay locked in? It doesn'nt look like lever assembly can be taken apart.
 
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Old 02-07-08, 03:22 PM
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Post your model # so we know what we are talking about.
 
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Old 02-08-08, 12:31 AM
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Yes, as long as you're holding down the safety/kill bail, the self-propel handle should push forward, over center, until it clicks in the engaged position. It should stay there until you release the safety bail. If it doesn't operate this way, you can replace the control assy, or you can open it up and see what went wrong inside. Chances are you'll need to replace it because of a broken plastic catch inside.
 
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Old 02-08-08, 04:26 AM
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Mower model # 917.377190 6.75 hp. engine. Says Eager-1 on it.
 
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Old 02-08-08, 05:59 AM
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The part you need is PN#184588 about $35
Called control cable assembly. I have a used one here if you want to PM me
 
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