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Just stopped after thick grass

Just stopped the engine. Is there a reset button?

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When I run into a lil thick patch of grass my husqvarna iz 5223 motor will die down & the blades almost stop. I was told that it might be the clutch.

It may also be the belt. Over time the belt stretchs and needs replaced. Additionally and depending on grass height a bigger horsepower engine is the answer. I changed my engine to a lager horsepower and never have this problem anymore

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are the blades sharp?hows the fuel and air filters?is the gas newer than 30 days?when was the last time the oil was changed?

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Blade slows down when grass gets thick


The reason the blade slows down when the grass gets thick is simply because the mechanism operating the blade is weak and cannot move fast when on thick grass.

I suggest you troubleshoot the mower. After that, the blade should work fine when the grass gets thick.

Also, some mowers normally gets slow when grass gets thick, so after troubleshooting, if the mower does the same, then you already know it has to be slow when trying to cut thick grasses.

Take care

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Was running, hit a rock and now it won't start. grass was wet too

My guess is that the sudden stop has sheared the key that makes the flywheel turn with the crankshaft. (the key is a little sliver of metal that bridges a pair of slots cut into the end of the shaft and the bore of the flywheel. The flywheel is the large metal wheel that spins round on the top of the engine). Since the ignition timing is driven by the position of the flywheel, this does tend to stop the engine working.

The end of the shaft is usually tapered, making the flywheel a tight fit. Conequently, you will need a tool called a "puller" to get it off to put a new key in. Trying to hammer it off instead will just damage the magnets on the flywheel and make matters worse, so don't be tempted.


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