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Safety For Walk-Behind Mowers

  • Do not put your hands or feet near or under the mower.
  • Never tilt a walk-behind mower; always keep all four wheels on the ground.
  • Do not pull the mower backward unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while mowing backwards.

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self propell not working right


Leave aside all the puffery about 3-1 and such, you described a front wheel drive (pull) walk-behind (FWD), but are asking why the rear wheels won't propel. When you push down the hand grip the front wheels should spin free. Whan you lower from wheels by releasing pressure on hand grips, turning wheels lowered to ground should propel the mower along with its unpowered rear wheels now turning be ground contact. Reminder, never, ever lift rear drive wheels of any mower off the ground while walking behind with engine running:
  1. You could be struck by blade propelled object.
  2. You could pull mower and spinning blade backward onto your feet.
  3. You could lose balance and be pulled forward in a fall.
Contemporary FWD mowers are recognized by a black chain housing on deck top leading from engine to left front of deck. RWD propelling chains are situated underneath deck so cannot be seen from above.

Jun 25, 2014 | Troy-Bilt 12AVB29Q711 TB260 21-Inch 160cc...

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Loud squeaking/ squealing noise when turning wheel


Have you had your wheel bearings checked. With the front wheels straight, back up about 50 feet then pull forward about 50 feet. You will need to do this on level ground. Then from about 25 feet in front of and behind see if any of your wheels look like they are tilting in at the top. If so jack that wheel off the ground and see if it moves in and out at the top. If so its likley the wheel rubbing aginst the backing plate of your disk brakes. Let me know what you find

Jan 09, 2014 | 1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT

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My john deere js30 walk-behind mower will not drive.


either the belt do not have enough tension or the plastic gears on the drive wheels are worn down or eaten away

Jul 02, 2012 | Garden

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my huskvana wht 3615 walk behind mower constantly pulls to the right how do i fix this


The right wheel shaft may have slipped its pin, allowing the left wheel to provide more power. I had a similar problem with a DR Mower. Farmerbear at FixYa.com

Sep 29, 2010 | Husqvarna 36" Wh3615 Walk Behind Mower...

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