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To loosen blade bolt, is it counter clockwise or does it have a reverse thread? also is there a trick to removing spark plug wire?

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The bolt should be a normal left to loosen, right to tighten.

The plug wire should just need a gentle twist and pull to release.
They get very sticky after a couple dozen heat cycles.
A shot of WD inside the boot can help with future removals.

Good luck and be careful.

Posted on Nov 16, 2010

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Here's your diagram and parts list:,-Walk-Behind-Lawnmower&diagramPageId=00001&componentDescription=ENGINE/HOUSING/HANDLE/BAG/BLADE&documentId=P0401287&backToLink=Return%20to%20Sub%20Components%20list

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