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John Deere w/6.5HP B&S - loss in power

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by josh044, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. josh044

    josh044 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I was mowing along as usual. I bumped the mower against a tree, not hard just bringing it to the ege, and suddenly I had a loss in power. The mower still cuts, it's just not at the same speed as before, which means the mulching functionality is pretty much lost.

    I've searched around quite a bit on this, and most people with this issue have a dirty oil filter. For me, I don't think that makes sense, why would a filter suddenly get dirty?

    Any ideas?
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Check the throttle control on the front of the engine, I have seen many do the same thing (bump trees etc.) and bend the control lever which lowers the engine RPM's.
  3. josh044

    josh044 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Cool - I'll look for that. Thanks for the tip.
  4. josh044

    josh044 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    This seems of taken care of the issue. I bent back the control lever a bit and idle jumped right up.

    Thanks for saving me a trip to the shop!

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