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Toro Personal Pace drive problem

Posted by phmorgan 32404 (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 13, 09 at 12:06

Bought this mower at HD about three years ago. First year, drive worked fine but performance gradually diminished.
Basically, "personal pace" function works fine on driveway and non-grassy areas but as soon as it is on lawn, it won't pull. Lawn is healthy centipede, admittedly, but didn't have a problem the first year, or so.
Is there an adjustment to a drive belt or something I might be able to do or is this some other problem??
Rough idea on estimate for repair???

Thanks for any help
Phil


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RE: Toro Personal Pace drive problem

The drive belt probably needs tightening. The concept is the same as with bicycle brakes where a cable sheath is moved forward or backward within a clamp to change the adjustment. Your owners manual should have detailed instructions for your mower.


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RE: Toro Personal Pace drive problem

Go to the link below, find you mower model, click on manuals, click the link to download "Toro Walk Behind Mower Drive Systems Manual." Read/Enjoy.

Here is a link that might be useful: Toro Website


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RE: Toro Personal Pace drive problem

Thanks for your help and prompt replies. Will try the next couple of days to get to it

Phil


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RE: Toro Personal Pace drive problem

Cable adjustment fixed it. Thanks again for your help. Why wouldn't Toro dedicate a single page in the instruction book you get with the mower, dedicated to similar simple fix maintenance items?

Phil


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RE: Toro Personal Pace drive problem

I have bought a few products lately (last was a laptop) that doesn't even have a printed manual, you have to go to their website. I bet we will see more and more of this in the future, where you have to purchase the printed manual separately. It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with Toro's website, there is a lot of useful information there (same goes for John Deere and others).


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