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tlc2002
08-03-2010, 09:20 PM
I have a ferris 3100 that is not cutting very well, I put new blades on clean out deck but it seems like the grass is not getting cut not leaving a clean cut, I thought about trying to adjust the clutch but could not find the adjustment like on my other mower, could it be the clutch is going?

topsites
08-03-2010, 11:48 PM
Did you take the deck out of its transport position?

I know, stupid question.

Ruben Rocha
08-04-2010, 05:41 PM
Just a suggestion. I don't know much about ferris..
Could be a belt slipping.
Is the deck one or two belts.
Or it could be a bad spindle causing to much drag on the belt which will cause the belt to slip.
Or it could be the clutch.
For me I would start with spinning the blades by hand one at a time and see if the belt slips on the pulley or the clutch is slipping.
That should get you somewhere.

tlc2002
08-04-2010, 07:55 PM
I just checked by turning key to power but not running and turned on pto and I could turn the belt and feel the clutch turn so it must be the clutch going out I did check my other mower and could not spin

Restrorob
08-04-2010, 08:55 PM
^^^^^^^That's not a very good test, You may have been turning the engine crankshaft......