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Problem mowing my lawn.

My mower continually leaves single, uncut blades of grass. I have tried mowing more slowly, had the blade of the mower sharpened. I am sure to mow when the lawn is dry, but still I am left with uncut blades of grass sticking up everywhere. My lawn is St. Augustine.

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    Correct way to fix the blade

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    YTH 150

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    mower deck drops down when mowing

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    toro timecutter

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I had the same problem and I already found those recommended solutions\ causes on the web:
1. The motor isn't on full throttle.
2. The blade is upside down.
3. The grass is too high when cutting it.
4. Overlap your cuts.

It helped my problem/ I hope it will help yours too!

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