Question about John Deere Garden
Hi I have a JS 38 john deere lawn mower. I have had to replace the self propelling cable. The cable I am replacing it with seems too long and no one seems to have the proper cable for my mower. Where can I get one? or is there some way to fix the problem with the cable I currently have ?
Posted by Anonymous on
You turn the mower over, remove the blade with a 9/16 or 5/8 socket. There is a bolt holding shroud on, 3/8 or 7/16, there are two screws by the rear wheels, 7/16 that need to be removed. Once the shroud is removed, belt can be removed and new one put on.
Posted on May 26, 2009
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
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
check the mechanism first before changing the gearbox its possible that the cable might jump out from the pulley or the cable is worn out or its possible that the gear on the tire is worn out to if not then that would be the time for you to change the gear box it would be hard to change it if you don't have the right tools to work on it if you know how everything work its not that hard to replace it just make sure were everything goes memorize the parts before disassembling cause that would be you guide to reassemble it...goodluck
Posted on Aug 16, 2009
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