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Mulching problems everytime I mow the yard looks bad. Have to go over and over to get it to cut up all clippings. Grass is dry and not that high. Have tryed it at different cutting levels but still dodes't do a good job. .

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I gave up on mulching blades years ago for this sort of problem, but I think they have improved them since then. And your problem sounds a bit extreme. Are you certain that the blade is not upside down? (They look pretty weird and their correct orientation is not obvious.)

Posted on Apr 23, 2010

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Hello. Your symptoms are usually due to dull blades and an uneven mowing deck. I recommend that you have your mower deck professionally serviced where these issues will be addressed. You will be glad you did. Joe

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wet grass will stick to the inside of the deck. try to clean it real good and let it dry. try not to mow in wet grass if possible or it will happen again.

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The likely cause of this is that the grass is too high for your mowers deck. You should try just mowing about 1/3 of the blade at a time (if you can) until you reach your desired length, so if you grass is 6" high, only take off about 2" at first to reduce the stress on your mower. Set your mower deck to it's highest setting and give it a shot.

Also, be sure that the blades are sharp, and if you don't have mulching blades, you should get some! Grass this high will leave long clippings on the lawn which can suffocate the grass, mulching blades will chop up the clippings into smaller pieces, which is beneficial for your lawn!

Finally, make sure you aren't mowing wet grass. If you mow when the grass is wet the clippings can stick together and clump up under the mowing deck which will cause excess strain to the mower and maybe even cause it to shut off.

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Mulching, is the process where grass clippings aren't simply discharged out of the chute after cutting; rather they are kept under the mower deck and spin around suspended in the blades resulting in repeatedly being cut. Instead of long clippings exiting the chute, much smaller clipping result from multiple cuttings and settle back on to the lawn under the deck. The smaller clipping allows them to decompose much quicker and return nutrients to the lawn.

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Why do the clippings remain on lawn and don't enter bag?


Blades cut the grass and blow air like a fan. The clippings should flow along with the air out into the yard or into the bag. That only works if the bag acts like a filter and catches the clippings but lets the air out to be replaced by more air and more clippings until the bag is full of clippings.
The most likely problem is that your bag does not let the air out. Cutting wet grass will coat the inside like green paint. When dry, it's like the underside of your mower.
Check the inside. You might need to scrape and/or flush from the outside in. Can yours be turned inside out"? That would be the best case.
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There are a couple of things going on here. First, the blades are likely worn out and need replaced. As they wear and loose some length they can leave a trail. Second, if you have regular blades on a deck configured (by having discharge plugged) for mulching and you are using regular blades, then you can have a problem with build up. Third, you can have clumping problems if the grass is not dry when you are mowing.

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