i also have a question regarding my 52 X deck, i hit a manhole cover that was sticking up in a very tall yard and couldn't see it, the way it happened i almost missed it but caught it with the right side of the deck at the discharge chute. bent the blade downward, loosened it, and bent the bolt. i am suspecting the spindle is bent slightly so going to replace it. the deck is level side to side, all blades within 1/8'' at lowest point in front. but if i measure each blade individually side to side, only the middle is perfectly level. both side blades are about 1/8 to 3/16'' higher towards the middle of the deck. doesn't seem right, and i swapped both left and right spindles and came up with the same thing. is this normal? absolutely nothing at all has been hit with the left side, its only got 12hrs on it. having some terrible luck this year!