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sweetwaters 06-28-2009 11:03 AM

Lawn Mower won't self propel
My lawn mower won't engage the self propel. I took the transmission apart and put it back together. Still have the same problem. I didn't think taking it apart would fix anything, but I gave it a shot.

The mower is a John Deere JS63C 3 speed. Not sure if the issue is with the transmisson or the gears in the back wheels.

Any help would be great.


Kap 06-28-2009 11:34 AM

How did the belt look? Was it worn? Did it come off the pulley?

How about the cable or the spring to engage the belt? Are they still intact?

Yoyizit 06-28-2009 04:34 PM

From the troubleshooting section-
Traction belt broken.

Traction belt jumped off pulley.

Adjust transmission cable.

Traction cable stretched or broken.

sweetwaters 06-28-2009 05:07 PM

The belt looks good. All of the cables are in tacted. If I pull the cables the arms on the transmission move.

I tried moving the adjuster that engages the transmission just to see if the gears were not touching all the way.

Still nothing. I read something about the back wheels. Do you think the gears in the wheels might be the issue?


Yoyizit 06-28-2009 06:07 PM

With the engine not moving and the self-propel engaged you should not be able to spin the back wheels. Can you post an exploded view of this machine?

sweetwaters 06-29-2009 07:54 PM

I was able to solve my problem. My neighbors friend works for John Deere and he came and fixed my mower. The issue was with the self propel lever. He adjusted the bracket and that fixed the issue. The lever engaged the transmission. All is good.

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