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The control cable assembly on my Craftsman self-propelled mower (model 917 378860) broke. I bought the part and removed the broken one. The Engine Zone Control Cable and Control bar came off the handle. Now I am trying to put the Engine zone control cable back where it belongs - I can't seem to figure that one out! Help, please!

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Take off the cover up front on the self propel. Engage the self propel and make sure your cable is not broken. If that is ok then remove the wheels and inspect the molded cogs on the inside of the wheels and make sure they are not stripped out. If they are stripped go to www.sears.com and on the tool bar click on parts direct. Under model number enter yours and it will take you to a parts diagram. Get the part number for the wheels and go to local small engine parts dealer and get new. You can also do a search on the web for the wheels and maybe get them cheaper.

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if it is a belt driven drive check the belt for tension or break. or check the cable that engages the drive wheels.

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Normally grass and debris are clogged under the belt/transmission cover, preventing the full engagement of the transmission cable/lever.

The cover is located on the topside, left front corner of the mower shell. Clean debris, try it again. If OK, re-install cover, If not, there is a cable adjustment (threaded portion with a nut on either side of a fastening arm) move the cable adjustment towards the rear, this will tighten the cable. Sometimes the cable assembly (includes the cable and the control box) needs to be replaced

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