exmark won't cut??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dukester, May 10, 2006.

  1. dukester

    dukester LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    Please help. Anyone else have this problem? I've got a 44 inch I'm using to mulch instead of the Walkers. The middle idler the one close to the front of the mower went out. I got a new one and put it on. Now the middle blade won't cut? I've lifted the inspection foot rest and mowed some. The blade looks like it working fine. But, when you look behind you the middle blade is not really cutting.
    When the idler broke the belt heated up in a couple of places. I don't understand it. The outside blades are working fine..I put a new blade on the still got the same results. Any ideas??
  2. ocelot27

    ocelot27 LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 37

    Does the spindle spin freely without the belt on? If not you may have a bent shaft or bad spindle bearings. If yes try a new belt. Also make sure the blade nut is torqued correctly. I assume the blade isn't upside down.

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