Using hand-accelerator-lever

jhuang

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Equipment
BX2380
May 3, 2021
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0
1
Maryland
I recently found the hand accelerator lever on my Kubota BX2380 (2 years old) cannot stay in the position I want. I move it to the position to get more thank 2K rpm, it will go back to about 1.5K rpm automatically as soon as I let it go. Now I have to use one hand to hold the turning wheel and the other hand on the accelerator lever. Is there something wrong? What should I do?
Thank you for your help/advice.
 
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DueEast

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L2501 HST 4WD
Mar 9, 2021
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16
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Washington
Sounds to me like something is wrong. The throttle should stay where you leave it. There is a tensioner with a nut and lock nut under the dash that can be adjusted to fix this. There are several videos on YouTube showing the fix. Should just take a few minutes.
 

mcfarmall

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Kubota M5660SUHD, Farmall C
Sep 11, 2013
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Kalamazoo, MI
My FIL's Deere 3038e has the same issue. He has to tighten the friction nut on the throttle lever every so often.
 

imnukensc

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BX2380
Sep 10, 2015
177
39
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Midlands of SC
Pull the screen under your dash. You know, the one by your knees. Follow the throttle lever down through the dash and look underneath. The bottom of the throttle lever should have two nuts. Set the top nut to your desired stiffness on the throttle and then use the bottom nut as the a jam nut to hold it. It's a very easy and quick job. There are plenty of Youtube videos showing exactly how to do it. It's a very common problem on the BX series and very easily fixable.
 

atitus

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BX1880+FEL,MMM,Blower
Feb 11, 2019
106
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Worcester, MA
I'd you don't want to have to fix this periodically, go to your nearest hardware store and buy a nylock nut (the one with the plastic bushing in it) and replace the bottom all metal hex nut with the nylock one and you'll be set for good.
 

jhuang

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BX2380
May 3, 2021
3
0
1
Maryland
Great, thank you, DueEast. That is exactly what I need.
I found the video and solved my problem.
- Kubota BX Throttle Slipping - Simple Fix