This spring I got a new bolens model 760 riding lawnmower and am very
satisfied with it except that when I put it in reverse with the blades
engaged the engine dies. I assume this is normal. Since I don`t have
any kids or pets I would like to be able to cut in reverse. What do I
need to do to fix the problem? Thank you
for any info Herb
On Sun, 12 May 2013 12:11:59 -0400, email@example.com (Herb Eneva)
My Sears has a switch position that enables mowing in reverse. The
theory is that one uses it when one has to go in reverse. I use it
all the time. If there weren't such a position, it would be quickly
According to MTD/Bolens web site re Troubleshooting:
"Mower will not cut in reverse"
Possible Causes Corrective Actions
Safety switch It is a safety feature. You
must disengage cutting deck
before putting mower in reverse.
Our John Deere has a push button to allow cutting in reverse as needed.
If so I would rule out that brand.
Too bad, I have a Bolens weed eater that I have been trying to kill for
years by using way over sized line but it refuses to die once started.
Starting the 2 stroke sucker is the issue and the reason I am trying to
find an excuse to replace it. The instructions say prime it with 10
shots which just floods it. Sometimes 3, sometimes 5, sometimes
uncountable primes & pulls needed.
But no matter how far I fling the leaky little sucker cause it wont
start, it just keeps wackin' those weeds w/ double .095 line.
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