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Breaking problem with riding mower

You have to push the break aii the way down in order to get a response, but then it's weak at besy,

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These tractors doesn't have foot brakes. Just park brake. How to adjust it in owner's manual .

Posted on Nov 28, 2011

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    Dennis Key Nov 28, 2011

    What is Model No.? The model showing the brake assembly is inside the transaxle. If your park brake is adjusted to 1 1/2" and don't hold, the brake parts in the transaxle need replace. I haven't found a diagram and a place to buy these parts. You just replace the transaxle. Sorry

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    Dennis Key Nov 28, 2011

    SOORY, SORRY. Never looked at the transaxle, except adjust park brake. Go to brake housing remove the 2 bolts and install new pads. Go to www,searspartdirect.com And get parts. Good Luck.

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