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Craftsman mandrel replacement::?????HELP

I have to replace a new complete mandrel on a 42" craftsman...my ? is do i have to drop the deck to replace this ..What is the ez way to do this..Thank you joe...

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You dont have to drop the deck. Remove the belt first then hold the blade in place so you can loosen the nut on top of the pulley. after you remove the pully then remove the blade. There are 3 bolts holding the mandrel in place remove the bolts. Then pull the mandrel out from underneath the mower deck. There is a shroud that will come loose with it or it may stick from accumilated grass regardless it needs to go back during reassembly. When putting it back together the 3 bolts are usually self tapping into the new aluminum mandrel. Its much easier to put these in and take them out before you install the new mandrel as the bolts cut the threads.

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Easiest way to replace mandrel on any mower is to remove the deck from the mower. This gives you better access to the problem. Normally they are not hard to replace.

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