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Default Sears Craftsman Lawn Tractor - Clutch/Brake Pedal

I have a 10 year-old 42" Sears Craftsman Lawn Tractor. While releasing
the Brake/Clutch pedal to the drive position, I heard a "pop". Now the
Brake/Clutch pedal does not return to the drive position. When I manually
pull the pedal back, the drive engages and the tractor moves forward.
What causes the Brake/Clutch pedal to return to the drive position? Is
there a spring that broke or a rod adjustment that returns the
Brake/Clutch pedal to the drive position? Any suggestions welcome!


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bjbigus wrote:
I have a 10 year-old 42" Sears Craftsman Lawn Tractor. While releasing
the Brake/Clutch pedal to the drive position, I heard a "pop". Now the
Brake/Clutch pedal does not return to the drive position. When I manually
pull the pedal back, the drive engages and the tractor moves forward.
What causes the Brake/Clutch pedal to return to the drive position? Is
there a spring that broke...


yup...

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bjbigus wrote:
I have a 10 year-old 42" Sears Craftsman Lawn Tractor. While releasing
the Brake/Clutch pedal to the drive position, I heard a "pop". Now the
Brake/Clutch pedal does not return to the drive position. When I
manually
pull the pedal back, the drive engages and the tractor moves forward.
What causes the Brake/Clutch pedal to return to the drive position? Is
there a spring that broke...


yup...


Or, of course, it could have just come off...

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bjbigus wrote:
I have a 10 year-old 42" Sears Craftsman Lawn Tractor. *While releasing
the Brake/Clutch pedal to the drive position, I heard a "pop". *Now the
Brake/Clutch pedal does not return to the drive position. *When I manually
pull the pedal back, the drive engages and the tractor moves forward.
What causes the Brake/Clutch pedal to return to the drive position? *Is
there a spring that broke or a rod adjustment that returns the
Brake/Clutch pedal to the drive position? *Any suggestions welcome!


bjbigus
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I bought a used one that had that problem. The spring was off that
returns the clutch. I found no place to hook it except over the edge of
the frame.

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there is a place, look on the sears website for the parts drawing,
there is a hole in the chassis that the spring attaches to..

as a workround, you can use a bungie cord...

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On Nov 3, 8:28=A0am, Claude Hopper

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bjbigus wrote:
I have a 10 year-old 42" Sears Craftsman Lawn Tractor.
=A0While releasi=

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the Brake/Clutch pedal to the drive position, I heard a
"pop". =A0Now t=

he
Brake/Clutch pedal does not return to the drive position.
=A0When I man=

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pull the pedal back, the drive engages and the tractor moves
forward.
What causes the Brake/Clutch pedal to return to the drive
position? =A0=

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there a spring that broke or a rod adjustment that returns
the
Brake/Clutch pedal to the drive position? =A0Any suggestions
welcome!


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I bought a used one that had that problem. The spring was off that
returns the clutch. I found no place to hook it except over the
edge of
the frame.

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there is a place, look on the sears website for the parts drawing,
there is a hole in the chassis that the spring attaches to..


as a workround, you can use a bungie cord...


Mark


I have the origianl manual which shows the repair parts and schematic of
the drive. Both springs in the diagram are in place, but I still can't
figure out why or how the tension is supposed to push the rod back. The
bungie cord does makes a nice work-around. Thanks for the suggestion!





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