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!

Toro self propel question

Nova87's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 14

05-09-09, 07:54 PM   #1  
Toro self propel question

May be naive question -- but replaced a broken cable for the 20018 personal pace toro mower. This cable gives the power to wheels. Since replacing, mower seems harder to operate than before cable broke. Will self propel if handle is pulled back firmly, presumably this is how suppose to be done. But self propelled part seemed to work easier before cable broke and was replaced. Is there any adjustment for the self propel operation? Thanks!

Sponsored Links
cheese's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator

Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 16,573

05-09-09, 10:14 PM   #2  
Sounds like you have something hooked up wrong. The mower should self propel when you push the handle, not pull it.

"Who is John Galt?" - Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged)

God bless!

Nova87's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 14

05-10-09, 10:49 AM   #3  
OK -- now see correct hookup now, was attaching to front rather than back -- thanks again.
One other question -- mower purchased in 2003 -- does blade need to be replaced or sharpened and if so how often?

Gunguy45's Avatar
Super Moderator

Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 20,666

05-10-09, 11:03 AM   #4  
Ouch! 6 years without a sharpening? The blade should normally be sharpened before the cutting season begins, and possibly again 1/2 way through if you have a lot of mowing or often cut when wet/damp.

Most people buy an extra blade and keep a sharp one ready.

A dealer back where I used to live would sharpen your old one for free if you brought it in when you bought a new one.

"I sometimes wonder how some people ever made it to adulthood..."

Search this Thread