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Can't engage forward on a slight grade with my walk behind Gravely 5660 self propelled tractor

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: 6.5 toro walk behind self propell b&s engine.

Try adjusting your self propel cable. A slight extension of the cable (1/4 inch) will double speed, so do a little at a time. Take the back guard off and clean debris 2 or 3 screws and it is just a cover so nothing will pop out unless that is your real problem. You should have grease fittings behind rear wheels so squirt 2 times with grease gun in each wheel and 1 squirt every 3rd mow.

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

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SOURCE: my craftsman rotory lawn mower 6.5 hp self

You have water in in the carborator, I'll bet. I had this same problem. Here's what I did.

I emptied the gas tank, put in a new spark plug, changed the oil and then unscrewed thd big nut on the bottom of the float container (attached to the carborator near the rubber gas injector button) and emptied and cleand the float container. Then i put it all back together, pulled the cord and the same thing happened, but this time i could keep it going by having my daughter constantly pushing the rubber gas injector button. After it had run for a minute with this constant pushing of the button, all the water was gone from everytwhere and it worked.

Posted on Aug 13, 2009

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SOURCE: craftsman self propelled walk behind lawn mower

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

Posted on Nov 08, 2009

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Well I would, suspect, that some sort, of drive or clutch mechanism, that isn't transferring the Drive, to the Propelling wheels. You need to troubleshoot, that, see if a belt, or chain, maybe has come off or broken? If it is all intact, but it goes through a gear train, well that maybe faulty, broken.

Posted on Apr 14, 2010

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SOURCE: i have a john deere js63 walk behind and the self

See this link and follow directions for servicing drive belt. Scroll down to section for your JS63
http://manuals.deere.com/cceomview/OMGC00397_B0/Output/GC00397B08.html

Posted on Jul 26, 2010

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