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How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?

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While the step order can differ slightly between manufacturers, they all follow the same basic procedure. To start your riding lawn mower, engage the brakes, shift the gear to neutral, open the throttle, turn the ignition, and then fix any issues preventing the mower from working properly.
To jack up zero-turn mowers, turn them off and park them on level ground. Then raise its deck, slide the jack underneath it and raise the mower as high as practically necessary. Jacking up the mower too high is dangerous and can damage delicate internal machinery.
To jack up zero-turn mowers, turn them off and park them on level ground. Then raise its deck, slide the jack underneath it and raise the mower as high as practically necessary. Jacking up the mower too high is dangerous and can damage delicate internal machinery.
The bypass valve on a riding lawn mower is an important component of the engine that helps regulate the air and fuel mixture that is sent to the engine`s cylinders. It helps prevent an overabundance of fuel from entering the engine, which can cause it to stall, or prevent it from starting.
Causes of Riding Lawnmower Won`t Move in Neutral

To check for a damaged drive belt, locate the belt cover on the side of the mower and remove it. Inspect the belt for any signs of wear or damage, such as fraying, cracks, or missing chunks. If the belt is damaged, it will need to be replaced.

Storing a mower outside, more common with riding mowers, is not a good idea, even when you cover it to protect it from the winter climate. Often water makes its way into the gas tank and starts issues so whenever possible store your mower inside.
To jack up zero-turn mowers, turn them off and park them on level ground. Then raise its deck, slide the jack underneath it and raise the mower as high as practically necessary. Jacking up the mower too high is dangerous and can damage delicate internal machinery.

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Engine runs, blades turn but mower will not move
ANSWER : Look in front of back tired on frame, not deck, there are. 2 rods, 1 on each side, rods look like a L, it’s going through a little eye opening, push it backards, mower should move. If rod is pulled through opening and locked in, mower will not move..its a safety. Feather on mower

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Diagnosing possible pto issue – Toro Zero Turn Rider 74366 Lawn Mower Tractor Rider Ztr
ANSWER : Check plug on the pto itself.located under the mower near the rear end. contacts probably have dried dirt and mud. if that don’t work, tap it with a hammer,it may be just stuck.Thats what I did and it been working ever since. Hope this helps someone.Let me know.

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Battery goes dead over night – Toro 42'' Zero Turn Lawn Mower Trailer Package Deal ()
ANSWER : First thing to do is find out if it’s the battery or the mower. Disconnect the battery and leave it overnight. If it’s dead in the morning, you need a new battery. If not, you either have a charging problem (not likely if the battery isn’t dead after using the mower) or you have a current drain.

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Safety switch on brake handlechecks ok but motor cuts off when released
ANSWER : Check clutch safty switch or seat safty got to be one of those switches

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On my cu cadet zero turn only the left side turns and the right side moans but wont move ever with the release lever to free wheel released
ANSWER : Check the hydraulic oil level for the hydrostat drives(if it has a reserve tank located under the seat. Some ZT’s don’t have the reserve tank. Don’t over fill that tank. 1/4 inch above the bottom is all it needs.)

Also, check the steering arm bolts. Very often they work themselves loose and the arm doesn’t pull the valve rod that controls the hydrostat unit.

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My Z5426 won’t start. When I pull out the choke and turn the key, gas starts leaking out of the exhaust system just before it gets to the muffler. Last time it did start, it ran really rough. So, I turn off the engine and then tried to restart and that’s when I noticed the fuel leak.
ANSWER : Maybe bad fuel, fuel line leaking, flooding of the carburetor, since it did start and ran rough I am assuming that the gas was left set and more then likely this gummed up the carburetor, you will have to clean/rebuild it. If you have a can of carburetor clean you may be able to spray that into there and clean it up, I would not choke it to start it as it sounds like it got/is flooded/ing. Good Luck Tim

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Toro cutting off
ANSWER : Maybe low oil level, all mowers have a low oil cutoff. 30w oil.

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Oil Filter Removal
ANSWER : Oil filter removal is counterclockwise when viewing the filter from the top. Filter install is clockwise. If this is a original filter, then it will be very tight. Before installing new filter, ensure that you place a bit of new oil on the seal located on the flat portion of the new filter before reinstalling to ensure it is sealed, and it also only needs to be hand tight.

Reply if you have questions!

Chip

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