THE "ONE TOUCH" CUTTING HEIGHT ADJUSTING LEVER WON'T STAY ON THE SETTING THAT I'VE SELECTED. THERE ARE SEVEN (7) CUTTING HEIGHT SETTINGS AND IT JUMPS DOWN TO THE NEXT LOWER SETTING WHILE I'M CUTTING THE LAWN. I AM NOT BEING OVERLY ROUGH OR JARRING THE WHEELS....IT JUST SEEMS LIKE THE LITTLE ADJUSTING "NUBS" DON'T PROTRUDE OUT FAR ENOUGH FOR THE ADJUSTMENT LEVER TO STAY AT THE SETTING I'VE SELECTED. WHAT TO DO ? THE MOWER IS ONLY TWO WEEKS OLD... THANKS, PAPA DUDE
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Your mower doesn't have enough power to handle very thick grass at high speed. You need to go slower across the lawn. That's easy to do if this is a push mower (just don't walk so fast) or if it's a self-propelled model with a speed control. But if it's a single-speed model you'll have to mow the lawn in fits and starts: squeeze the lever to move it forward; release it when you hear it bogging down; wait for the motor to reach full speed; squeeze the lever to move it forward again; repeat. Also, is the grass very high? If so, try setting the cutting height higher on the first pass, then lower it for a second pass. Finally, make sure the blade is sharp.
FIRST, ensure the tires have the proper pressure within 1 psi.
The deck should be level side to side, measure from the driveway to the bottom lip of the deck with the height selector lever set so the anti gouge wheels suspended in the air. The side to side tolerance is about 1/8" max. Next measure the bottom lip in front and back (center), the front should be 1/8" lower than the rear.
Adjustments are made using the hanger bracket nuts, turn it left and the hanger lowers, turn it right and it raises. Most decks stay adjusted well, it's the tires and loss of pressure that causes poor cutting or wedge shaped rows. Check the air pressure before every cutting, if it's problematic take the tractor (or tires) and have tubes installed with self sealing compound inside such as tire slime.
I think with those things you might be cutting grass that is to long, try to raise the height setting if possible and try cutting again. Do this until you get going then adjust back down to desired height. Good Luck...
I couldn't find this specific model, but here's a universal answer. On rotary mowers that you walk-behind, you raise the cutting height by moving the wheels down. Some mowers have a lever by each wheel for this. On others you must remove the wheels then put them back using different mounting holes. Ride-on mowers have a single lever which raises or lowers the entire mowing deck.
I hope this is helpful.
I would look in my owners manual and get the part number for the height lever and order a new one. You could also try and wire the height lever so it can not move. I am not sure how it engages but you could may be try and bend the lever so it is tight and won't move. Just a couple of ideas.