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Craftmen mower doesn't cut well on right side

I have a Sears mower with a 42" deck. The right side doesn't cut well as the left side. I have new mulching blades and the kit on the mower. I am not cutting much off the grass. The grass is burmuda and the grass looks like it is just bent over. I have to recut to make it look better.

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  • awklee Jul 05, 2009

    I checked the blade. It is installed correctly. The mandrel bearings were bad and dragging so the blade would not spin fast enough. I also noticed this was causing wear on the belt so I changed that also. I changed the mandrel and belt and the problem went away. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Sounds like you may have made a common mistake, getting one or both of the blades upside down.

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