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Is there anyway to raise the mower deck beyond the 4" height? It really is only 3" and I would like to get it to 5" cutting height. Mower is craftsman zts6000

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The manual will cover it.

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Check proper belt routing. These models are a little tricky. Also check tensioner spring.

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You can download a free copy at www.managemyhome.com or you can go to www.searspartsdirect.com and buy a copy along with look at the diagram that you need.
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there should be a big bar on the right side of the mower that changes the deck height. if it only going up a little look for a height limiter dial on the other side of the mower about where the height adjustment bar is on the right side.

good luck and be careful!

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SOURCE: the deck on my mower is lower on one side than the

To adjust a Craftsman deck, raise the deck to the normal cutting height.
Measure to the flange on the deck on the right & left sides. It is easier to lower the deck than to raise it, so, on the high side, find the threaded rod that supports the deck. Using a wrench, back off of the nut (counterclockwise as viewed from the end of the rod) until both the left & right sides of the deck are the same height.
Be sure your tires are properly inflated before measuring.
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If you are not getting these heights then the mover height mechanism may be jammed or broken. Use lubrication as instructed in the manual.

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I am guessing that this was posted in wrong category.

You mention that you have to keep pushing / letting go of the accelerator. Is the engine RPM changing, or is the tractor surging, when you do this? What happens if you keep a steady pressure on the pedal? Isn't the throttle control via a lever on the panel?

Your uneven blade height can be caused by a multitude of issues.
1) If the spindles were changed, the wrong spindle may have been used on one side or the other.
2) The wrong blade adapter has been used on one of the spindles.
3) Mower deck has been bent
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5) Blade is bent on one side, though this would usually cause such a ruckus and vibration it would be quite noticeable.
6) Belt is slipping. Yes, sounds strange, but if blade speed changes significantly, then the position where the grass is actually cut changes because the grass can "lean over" more.
7) Using a mulching attachment in tall grass can cause 1 blade to clog, and the cut grass that is swirling bends over other grass that needs to be cut.
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there should be a big bar on the right side of the mower that changes the deck height. if it only going up a little look for a height limiter dial on the other side of the mower about where the height adjustment bar is on the right side.

good luck and be careful!

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