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How to replace the right side mandrel assembly on mower deck

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You will need to jack up the mower drop the deack dowen remove the belt then the pulley remove the bolts that holds it on you may want to remove the blad first take it out befor you put the new on in start the bolts in the holes of the new onethat way its not so hard to get started if you brake a bolt its ok it happens to me all the tim you will just need to get some new ones i allways get new ones when i get a new housing hope this helps ya

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I replaed the blade drive mandrel and reattacheed the blade and the blade does not freelyturn t is so bound up tht I cannot turnit manually


okay check see if brakes is on the mower, not the tractor but the blades of the mower deck if not then take belt off of the new mandrel side and try turning blade by hand. should turn freely if not mandrel is bad but unlikely. sounds like you changed wrong side mandrel I presume you have 2 blades and mandrels. or when you installed it back on. the belt may be bound up between a guide and pulley just kind of look things over before a tear apart. and then do your tear apart one step at a time then check blade to see if it turns does not seem serious you may have put belt on wrong, I have done it my self. hope this helps major note do not do this with engine running cut you hand off in a flash.

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When I engage the deck to start cutting a loud noise begins and the tractor does not work. I previously hit a tree root with it's blades engaged. Can you please help? Thanks Danny


Sounds to me like you bent a spindle. Turn the mower off and get under it and see if you can spin the blades. The blades whould spin and not be wobbly. If either one of the blades are wobbly then you'll need to replace the spindle.

Also check to make the blade belt hasn't come off or is not destroyed.

Good luck!

Aug 01, 2011 | Craftsman 42 in. Deck 19.5hp Lawn Tractor

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42 in. deck cuts even on right side, cut uneven on inside left. Mandrel is good and no bent blades, have checked and no problem with uneven deck but it will not level, I have tried repeatedly for 3 or 4...


Well if you are breaking mandrel housings you are hitting more than grass with your mower. They are not intended to be used as brush cutters or mole hill graders. Also, if you have broken a mandrel then you may have slightly bent the top of the mow deck where the mandrel housing bolts up. In order to see it you will need to remove the mandrel housing and use a straight edge to ensure the mounting surface is straight. Quite often you don't need a straight edge; the damage is visible. Typically it will look like a dimple where the bolt head was sitting on the top of the mower deck. With the mandrel off you can use a hammer to pound the surface even. Sears also sells a reinforcement kit to make the mandrel mounting surface more sturdy or you could use fender washers to sturdy up the surface, but the kit is best as it gives support around the entire rim of the deck housing.

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Right mandrel assembly for craftsman model 917.273020 does the stripper, mower round attach on top of or under housing of mandrel?


The part called the stripper goes between the mandrel housing and the mower deck.

Hope this helps, if so please vote yes! Thanks!!

May 27, 2011 | Craftsman 20 hp 42 in. Deck Yard Tractor

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Craftsman 42", 18.5 lawn tractor: blades are hitting in the mower deck. Blades are new and deck is balanced. Is it wear on the Mandrel - Shaft? Mandrel bearing?


Oh boy!!! Welcome to the craftsman worst design of their mower decks CHEAP!!!!! I had to replace my mandrel on the right side, side where the grass shoots out several times!! Cheap aluminum casting ****, one or more of your ears on the mandrel probably snapped, if you have an air wrench they are not too bad to replace, the screws that go into the mandrel are self threading and is easier to work on with air wrench but can be done with socket set, hope this helps!!!! good luck!

Aug 23, 2010 | Craftsman 42 in. Deck 19.5hp Lawn Tractor

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42 inch mower cuts uneven, what is the problem?


Several things here could be the problem. Check to see if mower deck is level, measure distance on both side on a level surface. Check tire's for low air. If you've replace the mandrel's lately, some have a left & right side & if not put back together properly this will cause uneven cutting

Aug 03, 2010 | Craftsman 42 in. Deck 19.5hp Lawn Tractor

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Mandrel on right side has broken 3 times have only done 7.3 hours


It sounds like your blade is hitting the ground when you are mowing.If you have high spots in your yard the blade will cut into the ground and the mounts on the mandrel will break. Make sure the mower rake adjustment is set correctly,the mower blade should be level or a maximum of 1/4 inch lower in the front.This adjustment is done with the adjuster bolt that runs from the front of the mower to the frame under the muffler, it may have one or two rods connecting the mower at this point. Also make sure the wheels are set down far enough so they can prevent the deck from scalping,they have five different mount holes,if they are up in the highest they will not do anything.Unfortunately these mower mandrels will not take a lot of punishment and they can break when the blades contact anything like dirt or tree roots. Your ultimate action may be just to mow the grass a little higher to keep from scalping. Hope this helps.

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Craftsman mandrel replacement::?????HELP


You dont have to drop the deck. Remove the belt first then hold the blade in place so you can loosen the nut on top of the pulley. after you remove the pully then remove the blade. There are 3 bolts holding the mandrel in place remove the bolts. Then pull the mandrel out from underneath the mower deck. There is a shroud that will come loose with it or it may stick from accumilated grass regardless it needs to go back during reassembly. When putting it back together the 3 bolts are usually self tapping into the new aluminum mandrel. Its much easier to put these in and take them out before you install the new mandrel as the bolts cut the threads.

Hope this helps

Brent

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Do mandrels on 48'' deck come threaded for mount or not?


Most of the time you get self tapping screws with them or if you want you could get bolts nuts and washers (,lock) make sure the shafts and height are right.

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