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How'd This Happen....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bob, Apr 24, 2001.

  1. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    While starting the Grasshopper at my last lawn (moms house) today, the choke cable broke. No big deal, I just reached back and flipped it by hand. Then when I got finished, I throttled down the engine to disengage the blades. When I pushed the throttle lever back up nothing happened. The mower was still at idle. After a quick inspection I discovered that the throttle cable had just broke. What are the odds of both these cables breaking within 10 minutes of each other. Luckley, my dealer had the cables in stock.
  2. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,555

    I have the same thing happen-wwhen it rains-it pours-I seem to have no trouble for months-then it all happens at once.Glad to hear you're fixed up already.
  3. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    I have broken both before, but not with in 10 minutes, more like 10 months. :)
  4. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,977

    And it was a Grasshopper. But it was because the wiring harness had caught on fire and burned them :D
  5. Esby

    Esby LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 662

    Well, atleast you killed two birds with one stone at the dealer. Making many trips cost $$$!

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