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My Craftsman 42 inch riding mower does not cut level the blades are good spindles are okay what else could it be

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Stephen Bent/damage blade or spindle, check your deck for support link pin missing, damaged or rusted out brackets, blade spindle loose/mount damages or rusted out, missing deck support spring,wheel/roller if equipped, damaged blades, Recheck tire pressure and front steering axles for bent/damage, etc.
When measuring deck for level, measure at blade tips not the deck on a flat level surface. Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
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Check your blades to see if they are balanced. They should sit level when you put them on an arbor, (something pointy that you can put in the hole in the blade that will not go all the way through the hole. If the blade is heavy on one side you can grind or file the heavy end of the blade (I sharpen the blades and the heavy side gets extra sharpening to remove the excess weight on that side). Also check the spindles that you bolt the blades to when you install the blades. make sure that there is no slop in the spindles... they must not wobble. If they wobble, you didn't keep them greased. You'll have to but new spindles... they're not hard to install.

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A: Is the blade on right?

B: Is the belt on the pulley?

C: Is the blade tight on the spindle?

D: Does the spindle turn freely with the belt off?

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