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Old 04-11-2015, 08:28 PM
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Jumpy hydro controls

I have a 36 inch Lesco Hydro and the controls have been so jumpy since the day I bought it.
It's hard to cut straight lines and I'm not sure if there is any solutions to this problem , any thoughts?
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Old 04-12-2015, 12:31 AM
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What do you mean by jumpy, do you mean the controls "jump" around while you're mowing, or do you mean the mower "jumps" when you barely touch the control.
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Old 04-12-2015, 04:45 PM
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may want to check fluid levels, Change fluid, " may have moisture in fluid " Also belt..... You can also purchase a product called belt dressing. it makes the belts VERY sticky. May be slipping,
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Old 04-12-2015, 09:03 PM
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The best way I can discribe it , is when I open my hand and expect the wheel to go there is a delay, I sometimes have to keep a finger or two pushing the lever down to gain more control
I have checked the linkage and it is working smoothly, I can only guess it's a hydraulic problem
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Old 04-12-2015, 09:14 PM
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Sounds like air to me
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Old 04-13-2015, 01:15 AM
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I am curious if perhaps the lever is sticking, when you open your hand, does the lever move right away...? In other words, does the lever move and then there is a delay? Or is there a delay because the lever "sticks?" That would be my first step, is to try and narrow down the source of the delay.

Fluid level check is a good idea as well.
Also if you bought the mower used, has the fluid and filter ever been changed?
If not, that might be another good idea.
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