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Scotts Lawn Mower self-propulsion weak

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04-30-08, 08:00 PM   #1  
Scotts Lawn Mower self-propulsion weak

Just recently my scotts mower stopped climbing hills. When I lift the rear wheels off the ground they move. Also the speed selector still appears to work. DO I have to make a cable adjustment or check for worn gears? Or is it something else?


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04-30-08, 10:34 PM   #2  
If you have an adjustment on the cable, adjust it to get the cable tighter. If not, I'd have a look at the belt.

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05-01-08, 01:39 PM   #3  
do you have the model number? I happen to have a 2001Scotts self propelled in the shop now. I noticed on this one that the plastic drive wheels are half worn out on the inside where the drive gear drives it. look at the inside of the drive wheels.

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