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Toe out issues

I bought a Craftsman 26 hp, 54 inch deck mower 3 years ago. Model # 944.609310. From day one it has been a struggle to steer. Turns out that a design flaw is the culprit. The deck is suspended by the front axle bolt which through a stress chain reaction causes the frame to bend and front wheels to toe-out. It has been brought to my attention by a Sears repairman, an engineer and an auto mechanic that this is a design flaw. The Sears repairman said he and his colleagues have seem several of these with the same problem. Sears should have recalled the mowers. I am going to contact Sears and see what they are planning to do to satisfy this customer. Anyone else with this same problem?

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SOURCE: 26 hp 54 inch craftsman mower will not cramk over. sounds like turns over once than no more. replaced battery and same issue

try you and jump start the engine direct to the starter if you have a bad battery cable it will not carry the amps needed if still no luck remove the spark plugs to see how it cranks over if spins over fine you might have a bad compression release system on the cam shaft if fluid spits out the carb could be leaking into the engine

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