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Lawn mower blades breaking 46'' cut , have not been hitting rocks, stumps or other objects.

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Possibly the wrong blades, (to long and hitting each other), or installed wrong or generic blades that are defective. Or bad spindle bearings allowing blades to move and hit each other. Check the blades for dents or nicks.

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Contact help desk. Tech help can get you to the right parts to make needed repair. Most likely it is your blade spindle assembly that has been bent allowing belt to slip. It is not that diifcult to replace.

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