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Mower Shaft tangled

My son was mowing the yard for the first time this season and ran over a length of metal wire along the edge of the street. It is now wrapped around the shaft of one of the blades. We've removed the deck and the affected blade, but the wire is tangled tightly up under the blade adapter--basically a big piece of metal at the end of the shaft axis that the blade attaches to with two screws. I'm not seeing anything in my manual about removing this. It seems like I might be able to do it by flipping the deck and trying to remove the belt wheel, but I don't want to go experimenting. The wire is fairly heavy and cannot be pulled free without access to this area, though.

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Did you try cutting the wire off

Posted on Apr 05, 2015

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    Christopher Appel Apr 05, 2015

    Yes, but it's tough (like bailing wire) and has wound up around the shaft under the adapter. It will take hours of work to cut and yank all of it out.

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Get an angle grinder and a couple cutoff wheels for steel and cut the wire out and off quick and easy .

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For an answer specific to your situation we need Make/Model/Year/Engine Model/Transmission Model/Deck Size, and hours on meter if you have one.

Sounds like you have John DeereGY20785 or GY20050. In the attached picture you can see the spindle off the deck with the top pulley and the blade removed.

  1. Take the blade off.
  2. Take the Nut and pulley off the top.
  3. Take the 4 bolts out and the spindle will drop out of the deck.
  4. Support the spindle in a vise.
  5. Put the top nut back on loosely
  6. Firmly strike the top nut with a rubber mallet, down into the spindle. (the manuals say use a rubber mallet. I just carefully tap it out with a regular hammer.)
  7. Spin the nut up a couple turns and lightly tap some more.
The shaft will come loose and you will be able to take the top nut off completely and lightly tap the shaft out the bottom.


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Posted on Apr 06, 2015

Testimonial: "Thanks, the diagram and explanation helped me loosen the shaft enough to get the wire out. Much obliged!"

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    Kprime Apr 06, 2015

    Once you tap the shaft loose all the components will separate. Put them back together in order, support the spindle upside down over the vise. Allow the shaft to mover freely, using the rubber mallet drive the shaft back into the spindle and the whole unit will tighten back up.

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    Kprime Apr 06, 2015

    If the top pulley has never been off, it might be a bit stubborn. You can use a puller to remove it. I just grab the sides of the wheel with both hands and rock it up and down till it pops loose.

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    Kprime Apr 06, 2015

    If you want to replace the bearings you can get them on amazon, Peer 6203-RS

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    Kprime Apr 10, 2015

    you are welcome. BTW the blade nut torque is 55-65 lb-ft.

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    Kprime Apr 10, 2015

    The top nut of the spindle, with the pulley, torque is 105 lb-ft. the 4 10mm bolts that hold it in are torqued to 216 lb-in (24 Nm)

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Chris. sometimes takes doing that is not in the owners manual. If you feel like you can do it then have at it. Just makes notes or take pictures as you so you can a reference points to go by when putting it back together.

Posted on Apr 05, 2015

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    Christopher Appel Apr 06, 2015

    Can't even do that. The cap screws on the belt shield are larger than 3/8 but smaller than 7/16 and between a 10mm and 11mm metric wrench. Since that is user serviceable as part of replacing the belt drive, I'm not sure why standard tools can't remove it.

  • Eugene Rounds Apr 06, 2015

    Chris, Could you post the make and model so I can look-up IPL to see what is going on here with the parts?

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    Kprime Apr 06, 2015

    The cap screws holding the Shield, and the Spindle are both 10mm. They are in fact the same screws.

  • Kprime
    Kprime Apr 06, 2015

    I should say they are "identical" screws, not the same screws.

  • Christopher Appel
    Christopher Appel Apr 10, 2015

    Yes, they were 10mm, just not the 10mm Walmart sold me, lol. I dug through another wrench set and got them off, thanks.

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