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44 swisher One of the cutting blades freely pivots and can be easily spun by hand, the other blade fixed and wont spin at all by hand. So should the blades freely pivot and spin or should they not move at all?

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THAY SHOULD MOOVE THE ONE THAT WONT MOVE NEEDS BEARINGS

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I dont believe there is a shear pin on your blade spindles, what I have found on these machines is the the spindle nuts on the balde spindles sometimes loosen or wear and no longer squeeze the pulley on the blade spindle. To make this process easy on your self you need to tighten these with a impact wrench. However if you dont have access to a impact wrench you can use hand tools and block the blades you are trying to tighten with a wooden block. Just make sure you block the blade you are trying to tighten

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if by floppy do you mean that tips move up down 1/2 inch yes this is normal, if they move more ck spindle bearings ill bet your missing a few balls in there , and nope no belt should have chunks missing , and yes defective belts will slip and not get proper blade speed from engine to blades
clean out belt path after every use , that belt guide path is a magnet to sticks and stuff collecting there , also allways use kevlar belts , not ones from a car there not 4 to take the heat a kevlar belt will

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I had the same problem twice. The first time happened when the blades were not swinging freely because they got gummed up with grass. So make sure your blades pivot easily.

The second time happened when the nuts came loose from the blade driver (the part underneath the deck that the large bolt goes through to hold on the blade assembly). I had taken the Swisher to a small engine repair place for servicing. They removed the blade assembly to sharpen the blades while it was there but put the old lock nuts back on without using any Locktight, so the nuts started to come off while I was cutting. Unfortunately, I did not notice this until after the blade driver got very loose and then got reamed out by the wobbling of the large blade assembly bolt. I had to replace the blade driver and its bolts and nuts.

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I dont believe there is a shear pin on your blade spindles, what I have found on these machines is the the spindle nuts on the balde spindles sometimes loosen or wear and no longer squeeze the pulley on the blade spindle. To make this process easy on your self you need to tighten these with a impact wrench. However if you dont have access to a impact wrench you can use hand tools and block the blades you are trying to tighten with a wooden block. Just make sure you block the blade you are trying to tighten

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Replace the belts first and it should be fine.

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