Welcome to the DoItYourself Forums!

To post questions, help other DIYers and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our DIY community. It's free!

Yarworks/MTD snowblower


suewatters1's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 4

02-24-08, 10:01 AM   #1  
Yarworks/MTD snowblower

I have a Yardswork snowblower which is made by MTD. The store where I bought it from didn't adjust the cable properly. So I couldn't put it in reverse 2 and in reverse 1 the cable was so tight I thought it would snap. So I adjusted the snowblower but now when I put it in reverse it doesn't go in reverse it still goes forward very fast. A neighbor looked at my snowblower and tried it and he says it is not changing gears. It only has one speed and it's very fast. Any ideas what may be causing that?

Thanks

Sue

 
Sponsored Links
indypower's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 754
NH

02-24-08, 10:53 AM   #2  
sue, can you please post the model number? The tag can be found under the handle bars in back of the wheels or in your owners manual.

 
suewatters1's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 4

02-24-08, 11:00 AM   #3  
Here is the model #

The model number is 31AE6GKG515 and the other number is 060-3753-6

Sue

 
indypower500's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 118
NH

02-24-08, 04:50 PM   #4  
Sue, you need to adjust the shift lever.To do this, remove the cotter pin from the lower lever(between the wheels). Now move the shift lever to the fastest speed. Push this lever down as far as it will go. Turn the rod until it lines up with the hole.
Reinstall the cotter pin and check for full range movement.

 
suewatters1's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 4

02-24-08, 05:10 PM   #5  
Indypower would that mean I would have to take off the frame part were the 4 screws are? I was there today checking to see if it was a belt that was loose.

It is under warranty but I think it was the stores fault for not assembling it properly and I feel I might have to take it to the authorized service centre for them to fix it.

Thanks for your help. I will check my books to where the cotter pin is.

Sue

 
suewatters1's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 4

02-24-08, 05:33 PM   #6  
Also I was wondering if it would be something to do with the shift rod assembly or the torsion spring. Because while I was trying to adjust the cable a few ago I pull back far to try figure out how to connect the cable as it looked to short to connect it to the pivot bracket.

Sue

 
Search this Thread