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The_Duk
08-21-2009, 12:37 PM
I've got a 97 walker with about 1100 hours on it, and i just doesn't pick up the grass like it used to... it is cutting ok, it just leaves trails of grass and doesn't fill up the catcher very often.... i checked and everything is clear of cloggs and the blower is blowing, but it's just not doing the job... help on this one please!!!! are my blades bad? i sharpen them regularly...

Raven386
08-21-2009, 03:15 PM
If you don't have any lucky here you can give a Walker dealer a call. They might be able to diagnose your problem over the phone, or at the very least give you a few ideas to try to get it back up to speed. 1100 hours really isn't that many especially for a walker. Good Luck with it.

MarcSmith
08-21-2009, 03:40 PM
blower belt slipping? or maybe the blades are worn and its not getting that real good suction.. hole rusted out somwere.....

ericg
08-21-2009, 03:52 PM
Your blower belt idler pulley or idler pulley spring could be worn causing not enough tension on the blower drive belt. This would cause low blower speed and the lack of picking up grass in the hopper. Move the blower idler pulley and see if it turns free or has too much play. Check for good spring return once you push down on the idler pulley spring and let go.

Eric

ed2hess
08-21-2009, 05:32 PM
Is the shear pin in the driveshaft broke?

The_Duk
08-23-2009, 11:41 PM
found out that the blades were spinning backwards.. previous owner put the gearbox back together wrong... works like a champ now.... thanks..

Raven386
08-23-2009, 11:56 PM
Glad you found out what it was, and glad it wasn't an expensive fix!

farmboy52787
09-04-2009, 10:44 PM
found out that the blades were spinning backwards.. previous owner put the gearbox back together wrong... works like a champ now.... thanks..

how was it cutting ok if the blades were spinning backwards?