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21 self prop won't go backwards

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by trying 2b organic, Jun 18, 2004.

  1. trying 2b organic

    trying 2b organic LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 566

    My 21 self propelled Husky. The wheels lock up when I pull it towards me. If i push it then pull it again it comes. Running a 21 is tough enough without this. I know it will be something really obvious to you guys. Im not handy, just want a leg up when I take it to the shop, its less than a yr old so may even be covered. ty.
     
  2. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,104

    There is a system of gears, rackets, and paws in the wheels. Dirt and grass get in these and jam them or damage them. The wheels will need to be taken apart checked and cleaned and any damaged parts replaced. At least yours did at one time have a free wheel reverse mode, I would say at least half of the S/P mowers on the market DO NOT have a free wheel reverse mode at all. I say you should take it to some one who knows Husky S/P mowers because some of these wheel rackets systems can be a bit tricky to work on. As to cost it is hard to say.
     
  3. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
    Posts: 1,020

    Also Husky had different Co. make their mowers. Could be their own, Ariens, EYP. So let me know which one it is.
     
  4. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,535

    You have to let go of the drive handle before you stop going forward so the gears unlatch. Only a inch or two but yes if you stop and than let go the wheels will still be locked in gear and will not go back. Because you say that if you push it and than pull it, it comes than I think it is working fine just need to let go of the bale sooner. Hope this works.
     
  5. Nick17

    Nick17 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 131

    Yes, I have the auto-walk model, and I just let go of the self-propelled like 6in before I make a turn or whatever and wheels turn freely.




    -Nick
     

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