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Troy Built only runs at speed 1

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#1 Bucket OFFLINE  

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Posted September 19, 2015 - 01:41 PM


So I bought a house last month and it came with a Tory Built Pony 17.5 HP 42in cut riding mower (Modle 13AN689G76). It ran fine the fist mow but know it only runs slow. The motor sounds fine and revs up but no mater where you set the speed it runs at 1. I was thinking it was the belts but with I pulled the plate over the controls it look like the speed control is not hooked up to anything. Any help would be great!

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Posted September 19, 2015 - 03:01 PM

Welcome to GTT.  It sounds like a linkage has come loose. Good Luck, Rick


BTW your video did not work for me.

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Posted September 19, 2015 - 03:49 PM

Yeah I would check the linkage. My dad was complaining abou how slow reverse was in his Craftsman.
We checked and a rock had got up in there and was jamming up the linkage.
Took the rock out and everything was fine.
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Posted September 19, 2015 - 04:35 PM

It is hard to tell from the video, but your post seems to suggest that you have a forward / neutral / reverse stick and a lever to control ground speed.  Those, sometimes, have a variable diameter pulley connected to the speed lever.  They often get sticky or seized.  Is there a pulley between your engine and your transmission?  There might even be two belts, but I can't remember and I am not sure what the second belt in your video is wrapped around.