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I just bought a Poulan Pro 21" 160cc Honda. 3-in-1 Push Mower PR160N21CHC and the blade caught and sliced the metal brace shaped like a V inside the housing. What caused the problem and what do I do to fix it? Thank you.

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Hi,your machine is probably a hydro static drive & needs the oil changed in the transmission.
But the pump that pushes the oil around inside it is probably to far gone for repair.
I am not sure about this machine but we have had a simlar problem with a rideon this summer.
It has one pedal that you push forward for forward movement & rearwards to go backwards.
We were able to get a new drive pump for the transmission but it was expensive, most of these machines have nearly the same transmissions so getting the parts should be no problem.
Also we do know is that there are some machines with oil emersed discs inside (like wet type clutches) these also need regular oil changes & can burn out without oil. (Bronze plated disc)
You would need to find the name plate on the transmission & there should also be model & serial no on the casing.
Once you have these details you should be able to find transmission parts lists online.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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Check the oil level in the engine...if the blade is locked up, so is the engine, sorry

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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it would be a lot easier if you take the cover off the top of lawn mower.
find the carb, it usually sits near gas tank, there should be a screw sticking out of it. tighten until it runs normal. also adjust the air intake/ throttle arm on carb

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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Remove the blade bolt and blade, slide the adapter off the crankshaft. If it will not slide off, spray it with a good penetrating oil and let is soak for a bit then take a SMALL hammer and gently tap on the sides of it while pulling at the same time. Slide the new one back on and repklace blade and bolt(s)

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

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Check air filter, replace if needed.
Check engine oil level and condition. Add/change as needed.
Check spark plug. Clean and re-gap if needed (.030 gap)
Drain the fuel and replace with fresh premium grade gasoline. If your local station has a notice on the pump regarding Ethanol content, drive to another station!

Most owner's manuals specify 89 octane or higher and most warranties become void if E85 fuel is used.

And finally, Oxygenated fuels are not your mower's best friend. :-)

Hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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