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Mower only moves in high speed

The mower only moves in high (5) speed when engaged. is there a way to adjust the cable or linkage to get all five walking speeds? I have the technical manual for this mower and it doesn't show a way to adjust for all speeds. It does show how to replace the transaxle, however that is only if there is no movement.

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What model?

Posted on Apr 19, 2014

  • M Brodsky Apr 19, 2014

    John Deere JX75

  • Dennis Key
    Dennis Key Apr 20, 2014

    Sorry, jx75 is a walk behind. Are you sure.



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