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What the handlebar adjust (foot pedal) is for on track snowblower

I just bought a small Craftsman snowblower, 4hp, 20'' cut. It has adjustment via a foot pedal for the handlebar adjustment. What exactly is the adjustment for. It appears to alter the track angle somewhat and the angle of the blower. I assume it has a definite purpose due to the multiple adjustments on the foot pedal.

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SOURCE: 20 Year Old Craftsman Lawn Tractor Steering Gear Slips

check top of sector gear mounting plate for waer this is the gear that hooks to you steering gear . the plate that it mounts to will ware down causing it to be loos and slip . the only way i know to fix it is to pull the cross member out and take it to a welding shop and have it built back up.if the bolt is as tight as itcan go .

Posted on May 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Craftsman 42 inch riding lawn mower is not cutting evenly

The first thing to check is your blades. If one is bent, it will never cut even. It happens a lot hitting roots, antbeds, etc. Mulching blades will bend easier than a straight blade. It's best to take them off and lay one on top of the other to see if they're bent.

Posted on May 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Cuts lawn uneven, one side shorter than other

Was it cutting uneven before you changed blades? If so, you may not have gotten the blade on the shaft correctly. There is an adjustment in the center of the deck hanger on each side. You can turn the 9/16 nut up or down on each side to level it out.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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SOURCE: need to adjust brake/clutch 14hp craftsman lawn tractor

The brake is on the right side of the transaxle. There are two mounting bolts and one 1/2 nut in the middle that is your adjustment. Tighten it 1/2 turn at a time and hold the brake down and try to roll it until it holds.

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SOURCE: adjusting brake on Craftsman LT 1000 lawn tractor manual

underneath by the right side tire turn in the adjustment nuts on the brake rod. if brake is bad the disk will have to be replaced see a manual.

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