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Deck Height Adjusting

I removed the deck height adjusting arm to repair a broken plunger When I reinstalled the arm, the arm which previously raised the deck from the lowest position on the arm , now picks up the deck half way through its travel and does not lift the deck fully. I tried adjusting the deck height knob on the left to no avail. Are there special installation steps for reinstalling the arm?? Is it spring loaded??
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just bought a new craftsman riding mower. model lt1500. 17.5 hp with 42 inch deck. first time using I had the deck hight handle set on 6 the highest setting and still cuts grass to short, matter of fact it scalped the grass. anyway to set the deck higher. Its only 3 days old and still under warranty but the sears store is 20 miles away and I rented a trailer to go pick it up and hate to go rent another trailer to bring it back if its just a simple adjustment.

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