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Wheels keep turning

Hello everyone,

Like everyone in the Northeast this winter, I have been getting intimately familiar with my snow blower. It is a 24 inch john Deere, in fairly good shape. the engine runs beautifully, but I have been having some issues whit the wheels.

A few weeks ago, my neighbor helped me replace the friction wheel that engages the wheels to turn. my old friction wheel had most of the rubber worn off of it and the wheels barley turned. After the repair, the wheels turn great. The issue is now, that they won't stop turning when I release the lever on the grip. It's a real hassle that I have to fight the machine and use all my strength to hold it back. If I lift the wheels off the ground and drop it a few times, it will disengage and the wheels stop turning, but I would like it to work properly.

Does any one have any suggestions for me? I utilized this site to figure out the original problem of the wheels not turning and you all were very helpful, but I couldn't find another thread with my new problem.

I thank you in advance for any assistance in pointing me int he right direction. We have another HUGE storm predicted for Sunday and I'd like to get this problem fixed before I have to fire it up again.

Thanks again,

Don
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the linkage needs to be adjusted for the new wheel.

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Thanks for the answer. Is the linkage inside the unit or do I adjust it on the outside where the cable enters the unit? (IE, where the spring is?)

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It could be the adjustment is too tight, but I wonder if that would be helped by dropping it. I wonder if a return spring isn't hooked up.

The adjustments are generally somewhere on the rod/cable between the handle and where it enters to tractor. Each machine is a little different.

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I would tilt it up, get the cover off, and make sure the linkage and everything is lubed and working smoothly. It makes sense that if the old wheel was worn, a new wheel would make things tight.

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