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Posted May 18, 2014 - 08:32 PM

craftsman 917 28726 42 in deck-leaves uncut strip or barely cut mohawk like strip in the middle. when mowing

in the higher ranges., when mowing very close to ground it does not seem to do it. have tried new and different blades to no avail.

cannot mow much close to the ground as ground is mostly pasture. any help would be great.


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Posted May 18, 2014 - 08:50 PM

Welcome to GTTalk , I can't help you but I'm sure others that might be able to.


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Posted May 18, 2014 - 08:56 PM

Drop the front edge 1/4" below level.  


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Posted May 18, 2014 - 09:06 PM

Assuming you're not overwhelming the deck,

Drop the front edge 1/4" below level.

That and verify that he blade isn't spinning on the shaft. I would pull the deck and go over the mandrel close. Check for Pulley spinning on the shaft too.
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Posted May 18, 2014 - 09:39 PM

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Posted May 19, 2014 - 06:57 AM

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Posted May 19, 2014 - 07:11 AM

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Posted May 19, 2014 - 08:54 AM

Assuming you're not overwhelming the deck,

That and verify that he blade isn't spinning on the shaft. I would pull the deck and go over the mandrel close. Check for Pulley spinning on the shaft too.

 

X2. If it's in the middle, the sounds like either the blade is not spining properly or there is an issues with the spindle dropped or bad bearings. I've read about a few where everything looked fine, but the deck was cracked and under load the spindle would shift out of perpindicular causing the blades cut deeper on one side.


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Posted May 19, 2014 - 11:19 AM

Inspect the deck and make sure the blade is installed correctly (Not upside down) then like suggested above check the spindle to make sure blade and /or  pulley is not loose on shaft.  Then level the deck according to your owners manual.  Level the deck from side to side first then back to front. Most manuals will tell you to have the front an 1/8 to 1/2" lower in the front then the back.


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