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Walker Mower MTGHS 20 / 48" deck / blades spin but not fast enough to cut the grass.

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I tend to think the problem is not with not spinning fast enough. The problem with the Blade is dull. When it is sharp it can cut grass easily . Since it can cut grass smoothly, it can spin faster than current due to the resistance of un-cut grass . Good luck.

Posted on Jul 11, 2009

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