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Craftsman 42 inch riding lawn mower is not cutting evenly

My craftsman lawn mower is not cutting evenly side to side. I did all the adjustments that were described in the owners manual and it still is uneven. Could it be a bad belt or something else in the housing causing the mower to cut unevenly. also I am using mulching blades and does that make a difference?

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  • Jeff Peterson Aug 18, 2012

    juat did side to side leveling and front to back by the manual, tire pressure is good. only oter thing I havn't tried is leaking down tje air in tires on the high side.



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The first thing to check is your blades. If one is bent, it will never cut even. It happens a lot hitting roots, antbeds, etc. Mulching blades will bend easier than a straight blade. It's best to take them off and lay one on top of the other to see if they're bent.

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Sounds like you have check all the basic things when trying to solve an uneven cutting problem, my suggestion after you have determined that the blades are not bent to remove the mower deck and turn it upside down rotate the blades carfully by hand and watch the relationship between the two blades as they pass each other in the center. you could have a bent mower deck were the spindles mount. no offense but craftsman mowers are notorious for this one good hit and the shock is transfered to the mower deck and it bends it were the spindles mount. it is accually a fairly easy fix if you just look at were it is bent and remove spindle and pound deck back into shape. I hope this helps.

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Check your tire pressures.

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If the deck has not been altered and the blades are not altered or bent,maybe you have a soft rear wheel. stephen.

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