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Craftsman 42" riding lawn mower blade free spinning but wont cut

Lawn mower blades are spinning but wont cut grass i also realized when its not engaged it will still free spin if i have it on concrete the blades will spin fast enough to cut but as soon as i move to grass wont cut pls help

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It sounds to me that you need a new mower deck drive belt, or your blades need sharpening. If the blade edges are rounded, they won't cut butter... Also, when mower is off, check mower deck drive pulleys to make sure you don't have any that are locked up or are dragging. You can check this by pulling the belt away from pulley and spinning the pulley by hand. MOWER MUST BE OFF before attempting any of these checks. You would be surprised how many people would try this with the mower running.
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