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Lawn mower self propelled cable

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 ?

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John Deere Model JS38 Walk Behind Mower Parts


About half way down the page, left hand side. About $20.

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Posted on Feb 13, 2018

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SOURCE: how do i replace a drive belt on a troy bilt self propelled lawn

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

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SOURCE: Self Propelled mower quit self propelling

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

Anonymous

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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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SOURCE: Honda lawn mower, self propelled mechanism not working

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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SOURCE: my craftsman self propelled lawn mower no longer

if it is a belt driven drive check the belt for tension or break. or check the cable that engages the drive wheels.

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

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