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#1 K3522 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 02, 2011 - 07:41 PM

When mowing the 46" cut is even everywhere except a 2" strip just to the left of the right front wheel probably near where the chute side blade and the center blade come near each other. This strip is cut about 1/2" higher. It is weird!

Everything looks fine under the deck. The blades are sharp. I don't know.

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Posted June 02, 2011 - 08:23 PM

Are the blades worn really bad even though they are sharp? Is it possible the outside blade might be bent?

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Posted June 02, 2011 - 10:38 PM

Is the front of the deck bent in front of the chute? I have seen them bent enough to cause thee spindle mount for the outside blade to be bent up in the middle, causing the right side blade to mow high on the inside. I might look there..

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Posted June 02, 2011 - 10:46 PM

Is the front of the deck bent in front of the chute? I have seen them bent enough to cause thee spindle mount for the outside blade to be bent up in the middle, causing the right side blade to mow high on the inside. I might look there..


I was thinking bent mount around the spindle or deck too! I think you nailed it Brian.
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Posted June 03, 2011 - 09:02 AM

Thanks for the feedback. I am going to try new blades. The deck looks pretty good.

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Posted June 03, 2011 - 03:57 PM

before you put the new blades on, take that spindle off & turn it 90 degrees (or 120 if there are only 3 bolts). You will see a difference if the spindle housing is bent, if the deck is bent... no difference

Edited by MH81, June 03, 2011 - 04:03 PM.


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Posted June 03, 2011 - 04:08 PM

I would also check the blades before I took them off. You can rotate them so the ends are together and see if 1 of them is higher then the rest. Make sure to rotate each blade and check both ends to the other, if that makes sense




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