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I have an old 30+ years old snowthrower and the left hand…

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Hi, I have an old 30+ years old snowthrower and the left hand lever has stopped functioning. It is continually in drive now.

Mechanic's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

Just started yesterday. Can no longer put it in neutral.

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

The engine starts just fine, it is always in drive now.

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes. I have not opened up the bottom to see if something broke in the clutch linkage.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago
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Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! I don't know it all, but maybe together we can get you a satisfactory answer!

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago

Model number? Is it cable operated, If you move the lever at transmission/belt, will it come out of gear?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I will get the model number, but releasing the left handle down does not disengage the drive.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago

It has to be cable operated, is the cable moving the lever at the belt ?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I’m all set. It was a broken traction spring.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago

Good Job! Please use the 5-star rating system to close the question.

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