Introduction

Like many push mowers, the K-Gro Power Pro has reliability issues with the motor cable and tends to become brittle over time. This guide is a step-by-step plan, on how to replace the motor cable for this mower so that you can continue to operate your mower without having to buy a brand new one.

Locate the throttle assembly on your mower on the right side of the push bar. Locate the throttle assembly on your mower on the right side of the push bar.
  • Locate the throttle assembly on your mower on the right side of the push bar.

The throttle assembly is attached to the push bar  with a  7/16" bolt and nut. Using a 3/8" drive rachet wrench with a 7/16" socket and a 7/16" combination wrench, remove the nut. Pull the plastic cable connection away from the framework.
  • The throttle assembly is attached to the push bar with a 7/16" bolt and nut.

  • Using a 3/8" drive rachet wrench with a 7/16" socket and a 7/16" combination wrench, remove the nut.

  • Pull the plastic cable connection away from the framework.

After disconnecting the plastic connector plate from the main body, you can see that the cable is hooked and looped around the orange handle. Pull the cable towards the handle to allow the wire to become loose.  This will give you enough room to remove the hook.
  • After disconnecting the plastic connector plate from the main body, you can see that the cable is hooked and looped around the orange handle.

  • Pull the cable towards the handle to allow the wire to become loose. This will give you enough room to remove the hook.

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Following the cable down to the engine, you see that a zip tie holds the cable to the main handle. Use a box cutter, sharp pocket knife, or cutting pliers to cut the zip tie. Use gloves to prevent cutting yourself
  • Following the cable down to the engine, you see that a zip tie holds the cable to the main handle.

  • Use a box cutter, sharp pocket knife, or cutting pliers to cut the zip tie.

    • Use gloves to prevent cutting yourself

Locate the plastic fitting hooked to the steel housing of the engine. To the left of the fitting, you will see a steel sliding mechanism connected by a spring.
  • Locate the plastic fitting hooked to the steel housing of the engine.

  • To the left of the fitting, you will see a steel sliding mechanism connected by a spring.

    • Squeeze the mechanism together to allow for slack in the cable wire.

    • You might need to use pliers or clamps in order to squeeze the plates together.

On close inspection of the plastic fitting, you can see that there are two "wings" that can be pinched together. With the sliding mechanism squeezed and the wire slack, pinch the plastic wings together and push the fitting to the right out of the hole in the housing. The loose wire can then be slid up through the groove in the steel.
  • On close inspection of the plastic fitting, you can see that there are two "wings" that can be pinched together.

    • With the sliding mechanism squeezed and the wire slack, pinch the plastic wings together and push the fitting to the right out of the hole in the housing.

    • The loose wire can then be slid up through the groove in the steel.

You can see that the only thing still holding the cable on is a hook attached to a spring loaded lever. Remove the hook
  • You can see that the only thing still holding the cable on is a hook attached to a spring loaded lever.

    • Remove the hook

You have completely removed the drive cable.
  • You have completely removed the drive cable.

Conclusion

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

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