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Model series 830 self propelled mower will not shift ground speeds adjusted cable as per manual no help

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hello
check the drive cable as not come adrift or broken
you can usually adjust the tension on top of the drive cable
also check drive belt is on the two pulleys
hope this helps

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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you probaly have a broken gear or engagment lever. the part the cable goes through before the cable goes thru the deck. you also could have sheared a pin or the plastic gear that drives it.

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Honda HRB 216 self propelled mower Cable Broke for self propelled

there is a panel in front of the gear that completes the curve of the blade path that you can remove with a single bolt on the outside of the mower between the wheel and the deck

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

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It may just be a matter of adjusting the cable. Sometimes they dont get them adjusted just right from the factory,heres what you do. Locate the plastic shroud in front of the push mower that covers the drive unit.Determine which screwdriver or torx bit is needed to remove shroud and remove it. After removal you will see a pulley with belt around it, as you pull the handle back to engage self propel you should see the pulley move into the belt to put tension on the belt. You can do this with it running to see if enough tension is being put on the belt,if not, locate the cable end where the small bracket holds the cable in place. Loosen the cable bracket and move cable until you have correct tension again,hope this helps.

Posted on Aug 09, 2009

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My only guess is you've put the cable actuator in upside down. Sorry, that's the only thing that makes any sense.

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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My only guess is you've put the cable actuator in upside down. Sorry, that's the only thing that makes any sense.

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