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Connect clutch cable to activate mower blade

Model 917.288520 where do i connect the the clutch cable on the lower end to activate the blades. I checked the diagram but it didnt show what it connects to. Can you help me.

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The cable connects to the pin on the deck brake assembly and the other end connects to the pin that hangs downward from the upper idler assemble. Each end is held in place with a washer and cotter pin.

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BBC Adjusting the Blade Brake
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