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bad bearing?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by corey4671, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,931

    hey guys. Noticed this morning that it looks like my center blade is cutting too low. Since I mow with worktunes on I haven't really noticed nay noise. Took the headphones off and man that was a racket! Sound like a bad bearing to you guys?
  2. Jay Ray

    Jay Ray LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,510

    With those visible and audible symptoms if you jack the mower up and grab the ends of the blade and try to move the spindle side to side you will probably feel a lot of play.
  3. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,931

    not a LOT of play. but I did notice that the blade has some movement. from the top of the deck, the spindle does appear to be moving more than it should and the belt is flopping around a lot too.

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