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That is the rear differential. Some models have a lever on the rear to unlock the differential for towing backward. If that is not the case with your model there is nothing to be done. Farmerbear at fixya.com

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Why do my rear wheels lock up pulling machine backwards?.


your drive will driver dogs are full of dirt you need to remove both wheels and clean the dirt out the dogs are spring loaded be ready for parts to spring out maybe depends on how much dirt

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I bought a self propelled Toro mower and it is hard to pull backwards. I removed the plastic toe guard and that did not help. I also have a White "brand" self propelled and it is easy to pull backwards.


The self propel system uses a type of racheting pinion drive that sometimes gets greased up and wont release like it should.

You would need to remove the wheels and pinions and look at the shaft ends for a key, a ball and a spring. This is the "pawl" that locks the wheels going forward and rachets when the wheels go backwards.

Clean up the parts of all the aluminum colored grease and reoil with something lighter. 3 in 1 would do nicely. Reassemble.

Now the next time you start going backwards and it jams...just push the mower forwards slightly without engaging the drive and see if the unit doesnt free itself.

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Self propelled stops working well mowing, I


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

Jul 04, 2010 | Troy Bilt 5.5hp Self Propelled Mower

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The rear wheels will not turn in reverse at all. I


Rear wheel drives like this have pinion gears with rachet pawls that allow them to go backwards freely while locking when the transmission drives them.

You need to take off your rear wheels and carefully remove the pawls. They look like little squareish metal shaft keys with springs under them. You should notice that the keys or pawls are covered in what looks like grease.....which is actually worm metal from the pinion gear and oil mixed together to form this pastey greasey substance. Clean all that stuff off and lightly oil *( light oil...3 in 1 kind of oil) and reassemble.

You should hear the nice clean clicking of the rachet pawls as you roll backwards again!

Good luck and be careful!

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Front wheels lock up when pull mower backwards


Typically self-propelled mowers are propelled using the front wheels, which only turn forward. Pulling the mower back while the front wheels are turning will damage the drive gears. It's best to raise the front wheels slightly off the ground before pulling back.

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Honda Harmony mower, self propelled hydrostatic, wheels lock up when pulled backward. Going forward no problem.


If i remember correctly, under each drive wheel, there is a small gear, and under each gear there is a small metal rod that is what the transmission uses to propel the mower...it sounds like the rods either have dirt on them or they are just stuck and can not move to allow you to pull it backwards

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Wheels do not freely roll backwards


SOUNDS LIKE THE PINONS ARE ON BACKWARDS. THE KEY SHOULD SLIDE OFF THE PINIONS WHEN PULLED BACK AND LOCK WHEN ENGAGED. YOU HAVE THE OPPOSITE PROBLEM OR ITS BACKWARDS!

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