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Blade is loose, turning nut just turns motor.

I just got a corded electric mower and tried to use it today. Started it up and it sounded like it was running way too fast. Checked the blade and found it was loose. Tried to loosen the nut holding it in place, but it just spun the entire shaft. Held the blade in place and tried the nut both ways, but I just spun the motor. I can't figure out a way to keep the motor from turning so I can get the nut off. Tried WD-40 with no success.

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Put a screwdriver in the bottom of the motor that should do it

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