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I need to adjust the clutch/brake on the tractor. 917.271013 15.5H Kohler. I'm not handy. Manual show how to which looks pretty simple. questions is where is the adjustment they are referring. Is under the tractor?? without a working brake I have not way to get under it. Any ideas? The tranmission is a 6 speed manual when the clutch/brake is pressed completely the tractor should stop but doesn't.

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You need a firm flat level surface such as a driveway or even a sheet of plywood.
Reach in under the tractor in front of the right rear wheel and locate the long rod that actuates the brakes.
At the end of this rod, there is a flat arm that goes down to the transaxle with a round disc about 3 inches in diameter behind it.
Near the bottom of the flat arm, you will see a nut in the center. Using a 1/2 inch wrench, with the engine off and the transaxle in neutral, begin turning the nut in and rolling the tractor back and forth at the same time just until you can no longer move the tractor. As soon as you reach that point, reverse direction and loosen the nut 1/2 turn.
You only need to move the tractor back and forth about 12 inches so if you are worried about it getting away from you, line up a 2x4 block in front and back of the opposite rear wheel

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