This is why I balance the blades on my mowers

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Darryl G, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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  2. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Darryl.....Are you telling us that if the blades were balanced before throwing them in the washer,
    That the washer wouldn't have been damaged?
    Too much time on your time wear body armor...
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  3. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Wasn't my video. Just something a a friend of mine put up on Facebook.
  4. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well there was an $1000 washing machine, emphasis on WAS. Wonder if that kid's mom knew her son just grenaded her fancy machine??? Just put all the pieces back in the space next to the dryer, throw some socks in it and pretend it did that on it's own, lol.

    Yes, balance matters when spinning something at high speeds.
  5. ecurbthims

    ecurbthims LawnSite Senior Member
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    the washer was already screwed with before they tried this,the washer wont run unless the door is closed ,also the door locks when you turn the machine on ,and there are water sensors that wont allow it to run without water pressure ,there are also sensors that shut the units down when the load is unbalanced ,not to mention the unit balances the load [if possible] before it will run or it wont run at all .
  6. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'd like to see someone stay on a mower while it's moving like that..... ;)
  7. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    that was awesome, and i agree with the op very much. and, to the post above, me too!
  8. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
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    Wow his mom is gonna be PISSED haha. "Uh, I don't know what happened, was doing my chores like you told me to, when all of a sudden the washing machine like, uh, blew up."
  9. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Very funny indeed. Havent had a good laugh in long time. I needed that.

    That said- truly an apples n' oranges comparison to a mower blade.
  10. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Ecurb......good observations......
    I'm still wondering where all the bolts and fasteners went to.
    That thing was a house of cards.....
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