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Re: MTD/craftsman?

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joe csuti

06-20-2013 02:36:20

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Goto link below,click on mtd logo & look in 2000/after listings of lawn/garden tractors,at least a dozen different mod made for sears.

When was the last time underside of deck cleaned?.Underside of deck may have a dead grass buildup blocking/restricting air flow to discharge or redirecting air flow under deck,buildup can happen very quickly if operator can't wait & insists on mowing grass when it's wet.Other possible causes,deck cutting heighth set too high ,deck needs an adjustment,worn/bent deck hangers,deck bent/damaged due to abuse/negelect,worn/bad deck drive belt or mandrel bearings worn/bad,stiff/frozen belt tension mech due to dirt/rust causeing belt to slip/blade speed to change when blades loaded by grass,blade brake not releasing completely(if deck has).

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06-27-2013 13:05:10

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 Re: MTD/craftsman? in reply to joe csuti, 06-20-2013 02:36:20  
Ditto that. My cousins mower had built up so bad the blade was hitting the dried rock hard build up. I thought the blade was bent. I had never seen that before. Cutting wet grass I guess. HTH

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