spindle play

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by TaterToter, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. TaterToter

    TaterToter LawnSite Member
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    I have a spindle with up/down play, perpendicular to the deck. there is no play in the rotation of the blade, but the shaft inside the spindle and the pulley wheel on top move about a quarter of an inch. Vibrates like mad. Is this a repair needed issue or a "live with annoying vibration" issue?
     
  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Its a replace bearings ASAP issue. Vibration indicates imminent destruction.
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  3. TaterToter

    TaterToter LawnSite Member
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    Thank you for your help. So I can replace just the bearings and not have to buy entire spindle? That's great news.
     
  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    When you get it apart you will see what shape the spindle is in. Usually its the bearings and or their races that are worn out.
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