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Craftsman EZ Walk problem


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06-28-14, 03:21 AM   #1  
Craftsman EZ Walk problem

I am working on a craftsman mower with the EZ walk self propel system. The model is 917-377070. I cannot get the left rear wheel (looking from the back of the mower) to self propel. The right side works fine. The teeth on the wheel are fine. The axle is not broken and the transmission is good. I have had it apart several times, cleaned it lubed it etc. I just cant get it to work. I can get the pawl to come out manually but not with the mower running. What do you think may be wrong.

 
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06-28-14, 04:30 AM   #2  
Hello jl66redcpe,


I suggest looking closer at the dog spring to assure it's not worn/bent/broken. Also, This system relies on friction to engage the dog. Clean all lubrication off the drive parts which will attract sand and cause premature wear then assemble dry and try it again.


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06-29-14, 03:15 AM   #3  
thank 31ytech - I will check out your advice

 
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06-30-14, 02:42 AM   #4  
cleaned off all the lube I had put on parts and reassembled. Works fine now.

 
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06-30-14, 03:27 AM   #5  
Thanks for the update jl66redcpe.


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