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LB 10655 2004 cable help

Posted by psternklar NYS Zone5 (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 22, 10 at 11:55

I have a 2004 LB10655. The engine is great but the rest of the machine is falling apart. The handle brackets and "personal pace" cable were replaced this year. Now the brake cable (stops mowere when you release the handle) is going quick. The drive mechanisim is not doing great. I am not a DIY person with small engine (yes I change the oil, air filter etc). Is the cable tough to replace? Is the mower woth fixing? I got a quote of $65 to repace it. Thanks for the help.

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RE: LB 10655 2004 cable help

$65 would be a fair estimate. The part is $20.82. It's not a difficult install if you've done one before, but it's the safety system of the unit, so not to be taken lightly.

RE: LB 10655 2004 cable help

skyssk, thanks for the reply. Is there a way to know if the mower is on its last legs? What is the life expectancy of this model? Thanks again.

RE: LB 10655 2004 cable help

The engine will outlast the mower, most will. What usually cans a mower is the drive system needing "too much" work or the deck shell falling apart. If your deck shell doesn't have big flakes of rust on the inside, it's fine. Once the edges of the deck are crumbly with rust, and the inside is orange and black, it's time to start shopping.

The drive on your mower isn't a particularly durable one compared to the old Toro/LB drives, but it's far better than the current MTD drive systems. It'll be completely repairable, but with labor, a drive system rebuild is usually 80% the purchase price of a new mower. At that time, most people opt to get a new mower with a warranty.

RE: LB 10655 2004 cable help

The inside of the deck is rusted, the edges are just starting. I will probably not fix it now and see what the sping brings. Any other suggestions? Thanks again.

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