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Vince O., Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  Over 30 years experience repairing lawn and garden equipment. Chainsaws, mowers,blowers and trimmers
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The adjustment lever on push behind mower is extremely tight

Customer Question

The adjustment lever on push behind mower is extremely tight to the point I cannot lower or raise the wheels. Is there a way to loosen up the lever or do I need more muscle power?
JA: What's the make and model of the mower? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: toro, smartstow
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: nope
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Vince O. replied 3 months ago.

H​ello, You need to lube the wheel adjuster and arms to keep them movable. It is probably rusted in place. Squirt some lube (WD-40 or similar) on all of the wheel pivot points

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I just purchased the mower yesterday, it is not rusty. I will take your suggestion & lube the components. If I cannot get it to budge, I'll return it to the store. Thanks!
Expert:  Vince O. replied 3 months ago.