self drive common faults
By the end of this video you'll understand common self drive problems and how to fix them.
The video walks you through the process step by step, from adjusting drive control cable to replacing a drive belt.
You’ll find useful resources on this page, tips, links to tools, parts and supplies required to complete your repair.
Self drive mowers are a life saver, my lawn is hilly and I there’s no way I could push a mower over it twice or even once a week.
Even a self drive mower that’s not working at full capacity can be tiring, your constantly pushing, making up for the lack of Oumph.
This video is dedicated to fixing all those self drive issues, from no self drive to drive, but annoyingly slow, you know what I mean.
Tools & Parts
To nail this procedure you may need the following tools, parts and supplies.
Ratchet Tool Set
Before we can do anything, we'll need tools. I've selected this set as I own some Craftsman tools and while I have worn some out, they did do a lot of work. So I expect this set will last the occasional user quite a long time.
This set carries both metric and standard sockets and that's important, because some mowers will have both type of fastener sizes. Set includes spark plug sockets. Picture links to Amazon.com
Teng 1/2 Torque wrench, fantastic tool I use it every day and mine is still going strong. A torque wrench is advised for tightening components such as flywheel nuts and blades. The torque spec of these components is very important. Picture links to Amazon.com
If you are considering buying a torque wrench, definitely check out my review of Teng torque wrench.