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.

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

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Image 1/3: Using a 3/8" drive rachet wrench with a 7/16" socket and a 7/16" combination wrench, remove the nut. Image 2/3: Pull the plastic cable connection away from the framework. Image 3/3: 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.

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Image 1/2: Pull the cable towards the handle to allow the wire to become loose.  This will give you enough room to remove the hook. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/3: Use a box cutter, sharp pocket knife, or cutting pliers to cut the zip tie. Image 2/3: Use gloves to prevent cutting yourself Image 3/3: 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

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Image 1/2: To the left of the fitting, you will see a steel sliding mechanism connected by a spring. Image 2/2: Squeeze the mechanism together to allow for slack in the cable wire.
  • 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.

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Image 1/3: 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. Image 2/3: The loose wire can then be slid up through the groove in the steel. Image 3/3: 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.

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Image 1/2: Remove the hook Image 2/2: 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

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  • You have completely removed the drive cable.

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Conclusion

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

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