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Bent Shaft??? My brand new Yard Machine 22" push mower will only mow in the highest wheel setting and then only if you go REAL slow. Also has a lot of vibration in the handle. Almost like the shaft is bent/bowed. Any thoughts???

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Check that the blade securing bolt is secure. While you're there, have somone SLOWLY pull the starter rope. It will be obvious if anything is bent to the extent you describe.

If this machine has a blade clutch, engage blades while you do the pull test (DISCONNECT PLUG WIRE!!!!)

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