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Old 01-08-2010, 03:49 PM
Scagmower48 Scagmower48 is offline
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Originally Posted by Cutgrassfast View Post
It might be more common than you think. My 227 had the same problem (I think) with less than 5 hrs on it. I didn't look that close because I was so pissed at the time and took it back to the dealer immediately. If I remember correctly, there are 4 threaded studs or bolts that point up under the plastic covers on the top of the deck. There was not a single nut on any of the studs.
I wasn't sure if that would be a factory issue or a dealer setup issue.

If I get 250 hours without another problem I will be happy. I just pray I didn't get a lemon.
Thats exactly what happened. I felt a vibration while mowing and caught it before the nuts backed off. The nuts loosening caused the pulley to wear.
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