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:

yup...
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dpb wrote:

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

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bjbigus wrote:

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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wrote:

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
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bjbigus had written this in response to http://www.thestuccocompany.com/maintenance/Re-Sears-Craftsman-Lawn-Tractor-Clutch-Brake-Pedal-340139-.htm :
bjbigus ------------------------------------- Mark wrote:

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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