Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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I see you have received no reply's. Does the variable speed pulley and lever move freely? If the pulley is not moving with the speed linkage, it may be binding and causing your foot control to be too tight. would be sure the variable pulley is working and is moving and rotating properly before adjusting the foot peal linkage. If t is then go for the foot pedal adjustment!
I see question is still open, did you find problem?