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Self propel will go foward, but will not reverse. Seems like handle is all the way extended.

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Re: Self propel will go foward, but will not reverse....

My machine wont go forward or reverse. The handle wont move up or down but just a little which slightly moves the actuator piece. The switch wont disengage to the off position either. I have tightened the cable and loosened it also. No change. What am I overlooking? This is really frustrating.

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Re: Self propel will go foward, but will not reverse....

There is a cable that connects to the handle and goes down to the powerdrive transmission. It is visible at the actuator arm on the drive if you look at the bottom of the handle where it pivots on the main housing. It will be on the right hand side, front corner of the handle bottom. You should be able to see the cable connected to the arm of the drive and will move back and forth with the top handle. Sometimes, they break at this connection. The cable may be frayed and broken, or the acuator arm may be broken where the cable connects.
This could also be a simple worn belt problem. The roller is always rotating in a direction that pulls the machine forward and if the belt is worn, the roller will turn sluggishly but still enough to pull forward, but the belt also drives the transmission and a worn belt will not have the capacity to overcome the forces involved to propel the machine backwards. Always change the belt(s) yearly.(on average)

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