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my troy bilt self propelled mower runs too slow. I replaced

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my troy bilt self propelled mower runs too slow. I replaced belt and also the cable still does not have any speed just operates at one speed a slow walk
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Joe Mechanic replied 5 years ago.
is this the personal pace model? or the conventional style with the bar that swings to the handle?
Expert:  Joe Mechanic replied 5 years ago.
actually personal pace is toro.. sorry.. are you noticing any slippage while using the mower>
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
no mower cuts ok no problem I just cannot get it to go at a faster pace. I replaced the belt and the throttle cable. I was wondering if they sent me the wrong cable. It is a troybilt model @12AF690711 a Tuff Cut 230 a 6.75 HP
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
has the bar that you push forward to go faster supposedly, it worked when new
Expert:  Joe Mechanic replied 5 years ago.
hows the belt tension? does it seem sloppy?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
it is not sloppy but it doesn't seem to tightned enough when the control is pushed forward to increase the speed, that is why I wondered if they sent me the correct length cable
Expert:  Joe Mechanic replied 5 years ago.
ok, this is one of those personal pace mowers... as irony would have it i have 1 also i use for my own lawn.. yes i would have to wonder about that cable.. as that would effect it.. on the back of the mower underneath the flap where the bag unit goes.. there should be a model # XXXXX did you use that number when getting your parts? if not i would say chances are they gave you the wrong cable as there are about a half dozen different sizes.. see what you can find out about that and let me know..
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Ok, I will look for the # XXXXX used the model # XXXXX the deck when I ordered part. The # XXXXX listed and I figured it was the right part. So I ordered belt which seems to be the same as the original and I ordered the cable, but ever since I put the cable on the mower runs very slow.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
the only model # XXXXX XXXXX one I told you about. I looked in my owners manual and it call for model # XXXXX Smart Speed Control cable.
That is what they said they sent. Also in the manual they list a #746-04013 SmartSpeed/SSfwde Driver Cable. What is that?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I got to looking at my old invoice and I did revcieve both cables. I replaced the 746-04014 control and the 746-04013 SS/fwd drive cable.
Expert:  Joe Mechanic replied 5 years ago.
ok, think cable is ok then.. Million dollar question... were you having this problem before the old cable went bad on you
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
yes, cable was frayed by the adjuster so I figured it need replaced I also replaced the control cable and belt . Today I looked up the OEM belt # XXXXX found that the belt I received was different # XXXXX it seemed to be the same size.
Expert:  Joe Mechanic replied 5 years ago.
if the #'s are both OEM and both are diferent.. then they are infact different sizes..If the cable is right then the belt is to big.. i recommend swapping out the belt and see if that changes the performance.. i dont believe you have any problems with the gear box for or gearing being that the unit worked as it should before the replacements
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