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Introduction

This guide shows how to remove and replace the traction cable on the Toro Walk Behind Mower 21199HD 2018.

  1. Toro Walk Behind Mowers 21199HD 2018 Traction Cable Replacement, Disconnect the spark plug wire: étape 1, image 1 de 2 Toro Walk Behind Mowers 21199HD 2018 Traction Cable Replacement, Disconnect the spark plug wire: étape 1, image 2 de 2
    • Before you begin, ensure that the mower is powered down and cool to the touch.

    • Grab the plastic housing at the end of the spark plug wire and pull firmly to disconnect it.

  2. Toro Walk Behind Mowers 21199HD 2018 Traction Cable Replacement, Chock the rear wheels: étape 2, image 1 de 1
    • Chock the rear wheels to prevent the mower from rolling during service.

    • If the blades are extremely dirty, you can clean them using the washout fitting so the bolts on the underside of the blade guard are accessible.

  3. Toro Walk Behind Mowers 21199HD 2018 Traction Cable Replacement, Lift up the deflector: étape 3, image 1 de 2 Toro Walk Behind Mowers 21199HD 2018 Traction Cable Replacement, Lift up the deflector: étape 3, image 2 de 2
    • Lift up the plastic deflector.

  4. Toro Walk Behind Mowers 21199HD 2018 Traction Cable Replacement, Remove the grass bag: étape 4, image 1 de 3 Toro Walk Behind Mowers 21199HD 2018 Traction Cable Replacement, Remove the grass bag: étape 4, image 2 de 3 Toro Walk Behind Mowers 21199HD 2018 Traction Cable Replacement, Remove the grass bag: étape 4, image 3 de 3
    • While holding the deflector up and out of the way, lift the grass bag handle away from the mower to detach it.

    • Remove the grass bag.

  5. Toro Walk Behind Mowers 21199HD 2018 Traction Cable Replacement, Cut the zip ties: étape 5, image 1 de 2 Toro Walk Behind Mowers 21199HD 2018 Traction Cable Replacement, Cut the zip ties: étape 5, image 2 de 2
    • Cut and remove the zip tie holding the cables together near the middle of the handle.

    • During reassembly, replace this zip tie.

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    • Cut and remove the zip tie holding the cables together near the base of the handle.

    • During reassembly, replace this zip tie.

  7. Toro Walk Behind Mowers 21199HD 2018 Traction Cable Replacement, Find the end of the traction cable: étape 7, image 1 de 3 Toro Walk Behind Mowers 21199HD 2018 Traction Cable Replacement, Find the end of the traction cable: étape 7, image 2 de 3 Toro Walk Behind Mowers 21199HD 2018 Traction Cable Replacement, Find the end of the traction cable: étape 7, image 3 de 3
    • Tilt the mower onto its side, propping the handle up with a block of wood.

    • Locate the end of the traction cable underneath the mower, attached to the transmission.

    • The end of the traction cable is attached to a silver spring, and they come out as one unit.

  8. Toro Walk Behind Mowers 21199HD 2018 Traction Cable Replacement, Unhook the traction cable spring: étape 8, image 1 de 3 Toro Walk Behind Mowers 21199HD 2018 Traction Cable Replacement, Unhook the traction cable spring: étape 8, image 2 de 3 Toro Walk Behind Mowers 21199HD 2018 Traction Cable Replacement, Unhook the traction cable spring: étape 8, image 3 de 3
    • Use a pair of needle nose pliers to unhook the traction cable spring from the transmission.

  9. Toro Walk Behind Mowers 21199HD 2018 Traction Cable Replacement, Remove the plastic locking mechanism: étape 9, image 1 de 2 Toro Walk Behind Mowers 21199HD 2018 Traction Cable Replacement, Remove the plastic locking mechanism: étape 9, image 2 de 2
    • Use a pair of needle nose pliers to depress the two wing clips on the plastic lock.

    • This can be a difficult area to see and reach. Use a flashlight if need be.

    • This plastic locking mechanism may break during removal, so be sure to use a new traction cable assembly during reassembly.

    • Once the wing clips are depressed, pull the plastic lock away from the transmission.

  10. Toro Walk Behind Mowers 21199HD 2018 Traction Cable Replacement, Remove the bottom end of the traction cable: étape 10, image 1 de 2 Toro Walk Behind Mowers 21199HD 2018 Traction Cable Replacement, Remove the bottom end of the traction cable: étape 10, image 2 de 2
    • Pull the traction cable out through the cutout in the frame.

  11. Toro Walk Behind Mowers 21199HD 2018 Traction Cable Replacement, Remove the cable from the cable guides: étape 11, image 1 de 3 Toro Walk Behind Mowers 21199HD 2018 Traction Cable Replacement, Remove the cable from the cable guides: étape 11, image 2 de 3 Toro Walk Behind Mowers 21199HD 2018 Traction Cable Replacement, Remove the cable from the cable guides: étape 11, image 3 de 3
    • Unhook the traction cable handle lock.

  12. Toro Walk Behind Mowers 21199HD 2018 Traction Cable Replacement: étape 12, image 1 de 2 Toro Walk Behind Mowers 21199HD 2018 Traction Cable Replacement: étape 12, image 2 de 2
    • Remove the black silicone cap covering the nut on the switch and upper cable guide assembly.

  13. Toro Walk Behind Mowers 21199HD 2018 Traction Cable Replacement: étape 13, image 1 de 1
    • Use a 7/16 inch socket or wrench to remove the nut securing the kill switch and upper cable guide assembly.

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    • Unclip and remove the upper cable guide from the handle.

    • Unroute the cables from the cable guide.

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    • Slide the metal cable tube out of the slot on the upper cable guide.

    • Remove the traction cable from the cable guide.

  16. Toro Walk Behind Mowers 21199HD 2018 Traction Cable Replacement, Remove the traction cable: étape 16, image 1 de 1
    • Remove the traction cable assembly.

    • During reassembly, ensure the cable has adequate slack and operates as expected before tightening the bolts on the cable guides.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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