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Old 08-04-2008, 09:32 PM
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Its probably my fault, last year I had to remove the Gas tank to completely empty it as it had been sitting for 2 seasons with bad gas and water, I must not have put that bolt back in tight enough and has just now come out. The mower runs fine as far as I can tell I recently cleaned it up sharpened the blade changed the oil and cleaned the air filter...but if that bolt comes loose again soon Ill let you know...

What would vibration in the handle be caused by? just out of curiousity
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:48 PM
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It is a brave and a good man that will admit the problem may be at home.

Look around this site, I and I think some others try to dodge that.

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Old 08-05-2008, 12:31 PM
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What would vibration in the handle be caused by? just out of curiousity


Hi, most likely cutter bar not balanced, best to check it. Or, it could have a slight bend on the crankshaft.
When you take the blade off to check the balance take a moment to check the engine/deck bolts are tight.
Good luck Phil
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Old 08-05-2008, 11:55 PM
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I dont get any vibration but....

Does a slight bend on the crankshaft mean ruined?
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Old 08-06-2008, 12:59 AM
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I dont get any vibration but....

Does a slight bend on the crankshaft mean ruined?
No, I've seen some mowers run for years with a slight bend on the crank, just make sure the blade is balanced whenever you sharpen it.
Happy mowing Phil
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