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#1 GizPup OFFLINE  

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Posted September 10, 2010 - 04:39 PM

Does anyone know if the mower deck spindles, primary and secondary, can be rebuilt? They are about $90.00 apiece at Sears for complete spindle assembly. Would a complete new spindle be the best course or a reduild if possible?

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Posted September 10, 2010 - 05:29 PM

Are the spindles bad or do they just need the bearings replaced ?


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Posted September 11, 2010 - 07:33 AM

If you check your local bearing house (take one of each type of bearing with you) they'll most likely be able to get them for you, and at a better price than you'd think. There are ways around bad spindles too! In the past I have welded and ground/filed them back to original. It's a time consuming process, but if you use a quality 7018 rod, and a steady hand, they're actually better than original for strength. You can also have spindles made by someone with a lathe, but unless you get the "best friend" discount, that can be a pricey endeavor!

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Posted September 11, 2010 - 07:57 AM

The bearings are bad not the spindle. When I went to sears parts direct all that was shown was the spindle assembly, which is the complete assembly. If I can disassemble the spindle my question has been answered. There is a electric motor rewinding shop not far away and I know they carry a large assortment of bearings. I would rather replace bearings than the whole assembly.Thanks for the quick answer Guys!

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Posted September 11, 2010 - 05:14 PM

I have a GT6000 bought in 1995. If the spindles are the same, my deck exploded view has them listed separate.

top bearing

Bottom Bearing

Entire unit 143651

If your exploded view doesn't show bearings, It may be pressed together. As far as Sears is concerned, that's the end of it. If you could list your model#, someone may be able to find a suitable replacement. Hope this helps - MH81

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Posted September 14, 2010 - 12:50 PM

After taking the mowing deck off I discovered that my spindles, bearings, idler pulley were good and the blades were tight. I found that a piece of wood had wedged into the secondary pulley and every rotation caused the belt to jerk the idler pulley back and forth, that was the noise I heard. Removing the wood fixed my problem. Thanks for your responses!

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Posted September 14, 2010 - 03:20 PM

That's great! I love those kind of fixes!

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Posted September 14, 2010 - 09:35 PM

:rofl2: I also love that kind of fix, Makes you wish they all were like that. May be time to stop mowing the woods tho...:D




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