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Machine creeps backwards a bit in idle

In any gear, the machine creeps backwards a little bit when drive not engaged. Not hugely. Probably due to engine vibrations. Or something else?
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In any gear, the machine creeps backwards a little bit when drive not engaged. Not hugely. Probably due to engine vibrations. Or something else?
Does any gear include neutral?
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Does any gear include neutral?
No. Just six forward and two reverse. When I lift the bucket off the ground it doesn't seem to push back so it must be vibrations of the motor when the bucket is on the pavement only.

Also, there is this video which explains how to adjust the drive control...


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Try the other way around, lift the wheels and see if they turn and esp does the speed change w/ gear. I think its most likely walking from vibration.
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Try the other way around, lift the wheels and see if they turn and esp does the speed change w/ gear. I think its most likely walking from vibration.

Yeah. Makes sense. Cheers!
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Put it in park and set emergency brake. (brick in front of wheel)
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Try the other way around, lift the wheels and see if they turn and esp does the speed change w/ gear. I think its most likely walking from vibration.
You're right. The other way around with the bucket down and wheels up, the wheels don't move. So it's the Shake 'N Bake action of the Tecumseh engine that's nudging it back a bit sometimes.
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You're right. The other way around with the bucket down and wheels up, the wheels don't move. So it's the Shake 'N Bake action of the Tecumseh engine that's nudging it back a bit sometimes.
My HM80 is a bit shaky too. I cleared up a bunch of rattles by making plastic bushings for the chute crank keeps and adjusting the rod away from the carb shroud. Used to sound like junk, much better now except the L handles bounce a bit.
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My HM80 is a bit shaky too. I cleared up a bunch of rattles by making plastic bushings for the chute crank keeps and adjusting the rod away from the carb shroud. Used to sound like junk, much better now except the L handles bounce a bit.
My chute crank rod shakes and rattles like a maestro's baton when the beast is running. How do you steady the rod? I tried to jam a rubber strip in the hole for the rod but it didn't work.
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