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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-09-2020, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Craftsman mower ( idle issue)

Craftsman lawn tractor with a Kohler engine. When I move the idle handle up or down it does not idle up or down. Could it be the cable or something else.

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I'd start with the cable. Is it attached to the lever?
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Have someone move the throttle handle up and down while watching the end on the carb and see if it moves or watch the throttle plate. If the carb end isnít moving the cable may be broke or maybe disconnected from the back of the throttle handle. Another possibility is the clamp on the carb end could be loose allowing the exterior sleeve to move. By the picture though it doesnít look like it though because you would see a clean worn spot in that area.

EDIT; If the throttle handle also moves up and down with no resistance, that would also be an indicator of a cable related issue.

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