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.