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I have a Toro recycler front wheel drive self propelled

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I have a Toro recycler front wheel drive self propelled mower. I just replaced the self propel system and the wheels turn but do not have enough torque to pull the mower. I have replaced the belt and adjusted the cable as much as possible but still not enough torque to pull the mower. What should I do next?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Wayne replied 5 months ago.

Hi I'm Wayne

I wll help you with this

did you use a new blet??

did you install the spring correct

let me know

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Expert:  Wayne replied 5 months ago.

Hi

What was the reason you replaced the belt

for this reason??

how is the ring rear inside the wheel, worn down

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I replaced the belt for this reason. Not sure what you mean by ring rear. If you meant ring gear they are good.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Any more ideas?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Are you stil there?
Expert:  Wayne replied 5 months ago.

Hi

Yes I a here

the gear inside the wheel plastic gear

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
it is fine. I did notice when the engine is not running the gearing will not allow the front wheels to roll forward. Is that normal? This also answers your question concerning the gear. If it was worn the wheels would slip.
Expert:  Wayne replied 5 months ago.

Hi Thank you for that

No not always slip when worn

just not a good pull, when engine not running

the mower should roll free

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
OK, what do I need to do? Could there be an issue with the new gear box?
Expert:  Wayne replied 5 months ago.

Hi

I did not know you replaced the gear box,

That is wear I was going next

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 4 months ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer. If you loosen the holder for the cable and pull the cable downwards towards the deck and retighten it should in create self propel when engaged

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I have done that as much as I can. It seems to be an issue transferring the power from the shaft to the wheels.
It is quite perplexing. The wheels turn and the gear seems to have plenty of torque when I tried to impede the gear by taking off the wheel, starting the mower and used a piece of wood to try and stop it but could not. Gearing inside the wheels seems OK and when the mower is not running the wheels will roll forward telling me the gearing must be mating. I am quite confused as to what the issue is.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 4 months ago.
Ok , when you pull the wheels off are the teeth level across ?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 4 months ago.
Is there any difference in the pulley on the old transmission and new one
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I used the pulley off the old one.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 4 months ago.

Was your old transmission doing the same thing ?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
No, it was slipping and making a lot of noise. I took the old one apart and it looked like the gear attached to the shaft for the pulley was very worn and probably not making good engagement with the other gear.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 4 months ago.
Could the belt be worn or stretched ?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
It is a brand new belt
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 4 months ago.
Is the belt around the pulley on the engine shaft ? , it hasn't hopped off and is sitting on the shaft instead of the pulley right ?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Correct, I did double check that.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 4 months ago.

Ok, to be honest unless they gave you the wrong size belt or the transmission is bad it has me stumped. I can opt out to see if s9 me one else mat have any other suggestions