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Grass clippings won't go into bag

It doesn't to be anything wrong with the lawn mower but the lawn mower only mulches. The back door is open and the bag is attached....what could be wrong?

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Hello steveacosta:

Check the Blade. If the Lift Area Behind the Sharpened Area of the Blade is Worn, then you will have the Problem you Described.
Please, Do Not Hesitate, If I Missed Something or you Hit a Snag or this Does Not Correct the Problem, I am Here if You Require More Assistance.
Hope this Helps. Let me Know What Happens, Please. May the All Mighty Bless You and Yours. Be Safe and Be Happy. Thanks.

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Posted on May 16, 2009

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