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The mower is stuck at high speed, how do i idel it down

The kill switch lever cable does not work and i cant idel down the engine. i can start it but i cant idel it down . how can i do it.

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If you have a Lowes, Home Depot, etc... near you, I would suggest you replace the throttle cable. If you don't want to purchase a new cable then try spraying the top and bottom of the exposed cable with "liquid wrench or WD-40" then push and pull the handle until the cable begins to freely slide inside it's casing. If this has been of any help to you please rate my solution. Thanks D. Lange

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