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Having a hard time to fill the bag and almost not cutting grass

I have a Troy Bilt 21" Self propelled lawn mover. 2 years old. This problem started about a week ago. Is that due to the knife (cutting rectangular piece) ?

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Well it could be your blade on the mower, over the years i have had to profect my blade sharpening skills.

sometimes when a blade is shapened its not done correctly causeing a lack in the blade tossing the grass properly and more or less turning into mulch on the lawn.

You should have your blades on a push mower if used once a week through out the season sharpened once a season then

if you have large amounts of rocks, sticks and pinecombs then 2x a year

if you only use it here and there then ushally ever 2 years is good.

another issue could be the engine bogging down when going over heavy or wet grass. this is no fun..

what I do with my lawn mower is clean the bottom and spray it with PAM cooking spray has been far the best solution, spraying the bottom of the deck and blade.

Now saying that if you try this method then remember no wet grass so dont over water your lawn.

some people like to use POR 15 on the under side of their mowers as well but I havent tryed this yet but hear it works great.

so there is ways to prevent slow and no discharge into the grass catcher.

hope this helps but yes I would say clean the underside of your mower and have you blade sharpened by a professional. dosent cost much and so much more worth it.

Posted on Aug 14, 2008


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