Model #31AH5WTG799 MTD Snowthrower, Gas

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Q:

how to replace clutch cable

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That's great to hear that you are wanting to know the proper way of installing the cable to the snowblower. I placed the Owner's Manual for you to look at, it sometimes have some great advice on what to do.

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celene -
February 06, 2011
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I looked in the owner's manual. It only shows an exploded view of the parts. i am not able to visualize how to go about replacing it.

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veronica -
February 06, 2011
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Which cable did this happen to on the machine? On the top end, they all have "Z" fittings that just push into the hole and then rest on the diagonal of the "Z" (for lack of a better explanation). The lower end of the cable depends on which cable it is as to how it connects and how it gets there.

You can reply back to me here on this thread and I'll see what diagrams I can come up with to help you get the cable back connected again.

Thank you for using Manage My Life!

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
February 08, 2011
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it's the little z thing that sits in the hole in the handle. it looks like it just slipped off the cable. The end that goes into the machine is still attached. it will propell itself if you pull on the cable.

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veronica -
February 08, 2011
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I have attached some photos of the cable. 2 of them show the cable in place. You may need to use pliers to insert the cable into the handle. If the end of the cable doesn't make a "Z" like the one in the photo, the tip is broken and the cable will need to be replaced.

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
February 10, 2011
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exactly, the little "Z" thing is gone, it's just a straight cable. I can not picture how to go about replacing the other end. I think I get the adjusting and the way it sits in the handle. The end that goes into the machine is still atthached to whereever it is supposed to be. if you pull on the cable, the machine will propell itself. I need to know where/how to attach the other end of the cable.

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veronica -
February 10, 2011
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I have attached a drawing of the lower end of the cable. you will have to take the bottom skid plate off to see/access this area.

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
February 10, 2011
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Ok thanks, now I have to way for UPS.

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veronica -
February 10, 2011
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Since the top is broke and the bottom is fine, take notice of how it's connected currently and that will help you to get the new cable on. It shouldn't be a major undertaking though. if you run into any problems when you replace the cable, let me know I'll be more than happy to assist.

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
February 10, 2011
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Hi Wade, I have now got the part which seemed to take forever. I have replaced the cable but there is just too much slack in the cable to engage the drive. I have adjusted it like the manual says. The bracket is all the way down. there is no adjustment left. please help!

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veronica -
February 24, 2011
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Q:

My pull start is jammed on my 31AH5WTG799 and even the electric will not turn the engine, how do I go about fixing this?

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Several things can cause the starter rope to not pull out. The most common reason on a snow thrower is ice in the starter holding it.

If you are sure the starter is not frozen, check the oil level to be sure the engine has the correct amount of oil in it. Add oil if necessary.

Remove the spark plug and try to pull the rope. Sometimes you get the piston full of gasoline, oil, or water that holds it. With the spark plug removed, any liquid will be pushed out of the spark plug hole. It is also possible the engine is bad and locked up. If the rope won't pull with the spark plug removed, try to turn the engine by hand. At this point you might need to remove the outer cover of the engine to access the flywheel to see if you can turn it.

If the engine is seized, you probably should replace the snow thrower.

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Landell -
Sears Technician
March 01, 2010

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