self propel

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by stslawncare, Apr 17, 2002.

  1. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Posts: 1,484

    hey guys on my push mower the self propel wont disengage. it stops propelling but the wheels wont unlock, in order to get the wheels to turn u must engage the self propel. am i making any sense? its hard to explain.
     
  2. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,773

    it it a cable or a shaft that engages/disengages the wheels?? (and it did make sense to me!!!!!!)
     
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    You didn't say what brand of mower it is. On some self-propelled mowers you need to release the opc for the engine a little to get the drive to unlock.
     
  4. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Posts: 1,484

    its a craftsman 22", newer, not sure what opc is but normally to turn of the self propel i let go of the handle about half way and it turns off.
     
  5. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    opc= Operator Presence Control, the zone start system, or the handle you pull down when starting and hold while it's running:)
     
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    sts, those cheapy drive systems are real simple. Just take it apart and look at it. It shouldn't take you more than a few minutes to find the problem. It could be the OPC cable is streched.
     

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