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Mower shakes I changed the blade on my mower because I hit something and messed up the old blade. Now the mower shakes real bad.

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Sounds like you bent the crank - remove the spark plug , tie the shut off handle closed with a rope , then raise mower up so you can spin the blade . look at the blade bolt while you spin blade . if crank is bent the bolt will seem to wobble

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