Toro Personal Pace - Always Propelling

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Old 05-19-13, 11:12 AM
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Toro Personal Pace - Always Propelling

My 20043 Toro Personal Pace is always in propel mode. Start the engine and the mower takes off. The cable is loose and the trans is tipped fully towards the engine and is resting on its stop. The belt is not slipping. The belt has been changed with no effect. Has any one encountered this problem?

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Harry
 
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Old 05-19-13, 07:35 PM
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Harry,

I don't know to what extent you have gone into checking your Toro PP but have you looked into making sure you have the correct belt for that model? Have you checked that the belt was installed in the proper way, such as the trans was in the correct position and the belt keeper put back correctly? Is the power handle sticking down in the fast position and not returning, because of dirt or some damage? Lastly is the cable not adjusted right, did the cable become lose and stick or is just out of adjustment? Good Luck!

Kev
 
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Old 05-19-13, 07:49 PM
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Thanks Kev,

I figured out the problem. Even with the cable disconnected from the transmission assembly, the mower would take off like a rocket. What I found to be the problem, I ran my finger inside of each of the two pulleys and felt a very thin layer of dried, melted in, grass. I spent much time scraping out the grass, it was not easy, it was attached as though it was glued in. It was not grass that was hanging out and easy to see. The grass layer took up enough space that it made the pulleys a bit larger, as well as, change the shiny/slippery of the pulleys, to a surface which gripped the belt, making it not slip. The mower again works like a champ. I did much surfing and never did I find someone with an issue like I encountered. This issue may have occurred from mowing damp grass. Gradually the grass built of layers to the point the belt no linger slipped. Thanks for getting back to me!
 
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Old 05-19-13, 07:59 PM
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Harry,

That's great that you got it going. I was thinking you might have the wrong size belt as there are two numbers for the 20043, one number for years 1999 and 2000 plus another number for the 2001 year.
Kev.
 
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Old 05-20-13, 03:48 AM
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I must admit, I have not seen this problem with PP mowers. This is a first for me.
 
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