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Self propelled stops working well mowing, I

Self propelled stops working well mowing, I removed cover clean debri & part,
look for loose or broken part the Cable works good, manual really don't offer help I need any suggestion,

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Turn it off,let the drive handle go,pull mower backwards.does it lock the back wheels?if you push it forward,can you hear a clicking noise from the wheels?you should do.lift mower,spin back wheel,should either lock,or click,depending which way you spin it.they have spring loaded pawls that drive the wheel.usually easy to fix.usually dirt,or too much grease.take wheels off,have a look

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