Repairing the Control Cable Assembly on a Craftsman Push Mower
As a disclaimer, I purchased this lawn mower yesterday, thinking it would be fun to learn how to fix it up. It IS a mess, and I didn't do it :)
The mower has a problem with the control cable assembly. Down at the mower end of it, there are two parts that are pulled together or pushed apart when the control bar at the top of the mower is lowered or released. The cable is still present, as are the two pieces on the engine that must be pulled together. Also, it appears those pieces should have a spring there, to reset them to the original position when the control bar is released.
I suppose what I need to ask is, what would I call those two pieces that move together when the control bar is depressed? And what would I call the spring?
Heck, if anyone has a good starting website or book for lawn mowers, that would be cool, too!
Thanks for your time,