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Old 05-01-2013, 10:20 PM
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Blade bolt broken off inside spindle

Wonderig if anyone had a trick to get a bolt end out of spindle threads. Last time it happened on one of our mowers just replaced the spindle, but before I drop $150 I thought I'd ask. Thanks for any advice.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:30 PM
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Wonderig if anyone had a trick to get a bolt end out of spindle threads. Last time it happened on one of our mowers just replaced the spindle, but before I drop $150 I thought I'd ask. Thanks for any advice.
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Should be a square thread, have you check if you can back it out with a chisel & ball peen? It should be fairly loose since the head is off.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:30 PM
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Try welding a smaller bolt to the broke off bolt.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:40 PM
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Try welding a smaller bolt to the broke off bolt.
Or just stick a welding rod to it.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:49 PM
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You could try a eezyout works for me.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:53 PM
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Center punch what's left of the bolt and use a left-hand drill bit about half the size of the bolt to drill it. It may just back out with that, or use an easy out after drilling.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:25 PM
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i don't have an easy out but what i have done in the past is drill a hole with a drill bit in the middle of what's left of the bolt. use a drill bit about half as big or even smaller than the bolt diameter and then hammer a small flat head screwdriver into the hole you drill and you can unscrew the bolt that way.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:35 AM
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Thanks fellas. I will try these suggestions and let you know what happens
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:38 AM
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try drilling i out with a left handed drill bit
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:44 AM
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If you can't back it out with a centerpunch....use a cobalt drill bit...
That hard ole bolt will just laugh at a regular high speed drill bit...

Still not sure what caused it to break...
If it was crossthreaded....you might be wasting your time...even if you could get the bolt out..
You would have to re tap the threads...and even then they would be sloppy and prolly cause a repeat failure..
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