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I have a Toro 16hp 38 in hxl with the parking brake stuck, is there a trick to this i dont know.

The mower has sat for a few years but the brake has always been stuck. also with a new battery it will not turn over at all it just makes a snapping noise near the starter. is there a way i can turn the motor with a wrench to free it up? any advice is appreciated!

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The snapping sound by the starter is either a bad cable connection or a bad starter. Check the cable at the starter to make sure it is tight and not corroded. If that is ok then test the starter. As for the parking brake, most mowers have a small disk with two brake pads like a disk brake on a car that is controlled by the brake/clutch pedal. Release the brake and check to see if the mechanism on the transmission is releasing. If it isn't it may need an adjustment

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