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#1 GardnMastr OFFLINE  

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Posted August 07, 2017 - 05:47 PM

This is what I found when I removed the mower deck and turned it over. You've never seen that before, have you? IMG_0265.JPG
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Posted August 07, 2017 - 05:49 PM

Looks about typical for the average person! They have no idea how to clean or lube anything!


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Posted August 07, 2017 - 06:15 PM

Yup! Mowing long wet grass causes that. Your supposed to clean it out otherwise the deck will rust out.


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Posted August 07, 2017 - 06:25 PM

Not the first time I've seen mower blades mounted upside down, must be better to mulch with that way. :wtf:   :bigrofl:


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Posted August 07, 2017 - 07:16 PM

The blades will stay sharp that way.  :rolling:


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Posted August 07, 2017 - 07:35 PM

So, I removed the upside down blades, scraped out the buildup, and reinstalled the blades that were still sharp. I replaced the noisy idler and tomorrow I shall get a new deck belt. Should be ready to go.

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Posted August 08, 2017 - 02:28 AM

LOL I had one of my neighbors MTD mowers here for repairs and he asked me to go over the deck.Said it wasn't cutting very well. Took the deck off and found the middle blade was upside down and the outer 2 blades someone had stuck washers Under the blades. Guess he couldn't figure out why the blades were cutting like heck so tried to level the blades out with washers? 

Beats me lol. I about fell off my milk crate "seat" laughing when I flipped the deck over.


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Posted September 02, 2017 - 06:18 PM

Sure gives a miserable cut. Absent minded mechanic!




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