How to Fix a Sticking Throttle Cable on Craftsman Lawn Mower

Written by yvonne grant
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While mowing in dusty conditions, the dirt and debris can make its way into the lining of the throttle cable, making it hard to adjust and cause it to stick. If the cable starts to fray, replacing is the cable is the only option, if the cable is just sticking, cleaning and re-lubing the cable can get the throttle cable back to operating properly. This procedure will take 5 minutes to complete.

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Things you need

  • Carburettor cleaner
  • Multipurpose lubricant

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  1. 1

    Park the lawnmower on a hard, level surface and set the parking brake. Turn the ignition key to the "Off" position. Push the throttle cable all the way forward.

  2. 2

    Spray a small amount of the carburettor cleaner into the throttle cable lining and wiggle the throttle cable back and forth to free the blockage from the cable. Repeat this step until the throttle cable becomes easy to move.

  3. 3

    Advance the throttle all the way forward and spray a small amount of multipurpose lubricant into the throttle cable lining. Wiggle the throttle cable back and forth several times. Repeat this step one to three more times until the cable is lubricated all the way through and the throttle cable moves with ease.

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