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My mowers blades are not turning but the hum of the motor is there and it has a burning smell with smoke coming out of the motor housing unit ...help

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  • poetjem May 30, 2014

    Soumds as if you have something wrapped around the blade shaft and motor is smoking because it is binding. Check for wire or cord wrapped tight under the deck. I needed unbolt blade then run motor and watch, If it runs you have repaired the problem.

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It sounds like bearings are seized and need to be replaced. Too much attempted use will burn out the field windings and a rewind or new motor will be needed - both costly.

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