In Reply to: Dearborn 14 - Series Sickle Bar Mowers posted by Jack - Iowa on August 22, 2017 at 16:10:16:
I have 2 14-16. So I went to "manuals" 14-73 PDF "pull bar balance spring- break back assembly on left-page 24. I can see no difference in the models.
I not sure if your talking about either, but I will take a guess-"The breakaway spring-cap and adjusting".
The spring pushes in against the trip. The trip has to be turned right to fit into the notch on the break away rod. You must get the little trip out and turn it right.
Mine came out easy with my finger reached in.
Try pumping grease in with the cap off. Maybe the grease will force it out if it doesn't come out on the rod. Also try squirting in P B Blaster.
Let me know if I am right. The only other spring is the "balance spring" and it should be visible to figure out.
Charles Krammin Hastings MI