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How do i adjust the mower blades on a craftsman 917.270311

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I think all you can do is adjust the deck. That would be with the 4 wheels around the outside of deck. And posibly the linkage from mower to deck. One side is adjustable. But I think I know what you are talking about. One of the blades is cutting deeper? Or the outside edge is lower than the other side?

First of all tire pressure is number one on even cuts.
Next If it is one blade then it could be bent or the bearing could be going out on it. Check them out by shaking em to see if it wobbles. Or could be the deck bent. If none of these are right. Then you can take the bearing assymbly off and adjust them individualy using washers in betweent the jack shafts and deck.

Posted on Oct 02, 2010

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SOURCE: Craftsman 42 inch riding lawn mower is not cutting evenly

The first thing to check is your blades. If one is bent, it will never cut even. It happens a lot hitting roots, antbeds, etc. Mulching blades will bend easier than a straight blade. It's best to take them off and lay one on top of the other to see if they're bent.

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maybe the safty switch under seat might be starting to go out if that switch doesn't work the blades wont come on at all for safety

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Check your seat, drive safety switches. Can you turn the engine with jumper cables attached to the starter? It won't start, but should turn over, one of your safety switches is not working.

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Hello! The 917= American Yard Products...A major supplier to Sears...The first six digits of the SN#...00/00/00= date of manufacture...In your case...May,1,1997...

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