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post #1 of 21 Old 01-06-2018, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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95 ST724 doesn't always drive when first started

Every year a new maladie. so, this year I noticed that sometimes drive would engage but the blower wouldn't move forward or backward. After giving it a good shove into some snow it would start going.

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Tighten up the adjustment screw at the end of the rod entering the transmission on the left side.....it will put more tension on the rubber disc that drives the tractor. One turn then try......
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the external adjuster, yes?

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so, this might be a question for another thread... I didn't adjust it yet, but I was slowblowing today and suddenly I lost gear selection. It's now jammed and won't turn.

I also have had issues where in higher speeds in the past it will still go forward after I've released the clutch. It stops when I lift the wheels off the ground.

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Time to put that girl in service position, and grease and adjust the tranny.........those old girls had printed on the belly pan how many turns of the screw and stuff......use lithium grease on the rubber disc slide and all bearing points. Make sure the aluminum disc is clean...use brake clean or ether.....Take it to JackMels in Hudson for service if that doesn't work...he knows his stuff......
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gonna be a cold morning working on that guy. But I know exactly what you're talking about. Thanks

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I have a similar machine and have that problem sometimes. I have a 924032. If you tip it up and pull the bottom cover, you'll see that when you hit the "go handle" levers move etc. but the final movement is the pulley with the belt has a shaft that goes through a slide and the lever movement slides that back just 1/4" so the drive wheel touches the rubber wheel. That sliding action on mine freezes up. I soaked mine in brakleen and WD 40 today to try and alleviate the problem temporarily.

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woof, not sure if this is getting done today. it's -1F out and I don't have a garage to work in...

Gotta try to barter with a neighbor to use their garage.

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