Hit a chunk of steel with my 21" honda. What did i break?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by instyle, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. instyle

    instyle LawnSite Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 380

    I was using one of my 21" Honda HXR217TDA. I hit a large piece of steel and the machine jumped. I shut it off immediatly, but when I went to restart it, it vibrated likle crazy. So, i shut it down and used a differant mower.
    I came home and pulled the blades off, they were damaged pretty bad, but i tried to start it with the blades off and it would not start.

    Do you think i cutthe key? Or did i bend the crank?
  2. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    You bent your crank.
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Get a brand new blade and put it on, you probably just bent it, and it won't start without a blade because it's also your flywheel heh. Do that, then if it doesn't work we can troubleshoot further.
  4. newbomb

    newbomb LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 391

    The honda push mowers wont start with the blade removed. Buy a new blade, put it on and you should be good. The blade is belt drive so you may not have bent the spindle shaft.
  5. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
    Messages: 1,033

    The blade is not belt drive!

    Put on a new blade, unplug the sparkplug, when mower is on the side turn blade around. Does the new blade line up in the same spot from one side of the blade to the other? If its lower on one side than the other your shaft is bent.
  6. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    it's a 21" so it's not a belt driven blade... put a new blade on it and give it a try. if it starts and vibrates you bent the crankshaft. if it won't start you sheared the key and it's out of time now. either way it sounds like a you are going to have to tear into it.
  7. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    Bent crank shaft!!
  8. corey1977

    corey1977 LawnSite Senior Member
    from maine
    Messages: 261

    I have hit rebar with my 22 mdt and it bent the CRANK!
  9. instyle

    instyle LawnSite Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 380

    Thanks guys. The crazy thing is...the new blades cost $40, and a new crankshat is $40. Go figure.
  10. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    I have hit rebar with my P.O.S. Troybilt and it didn't bend anything! Looks like some of you guys SHOULD buy residential! :)

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