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Sounds like you have a broken shear pin.in the blade drive for that one side. Those shear pins are made to break if you hit something rather than breaking an expensive part. You have to pull the assembly off the shaft to get to it.

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Worn or broken blade drive belt – If the riding mower blades are not spinning, the blade drive belt may be worn or broken and unable to engage the blades. If the belt is intact, inspect it to see if it`s loose or slipping on the pulleys then replace it with a new one if necessary.
Your zero turn mower is weak on one side because of one or more of many reasons: traction adjustment being wrong, dragging drum brake, bad dampers, incorrect balance, tire compression does not match, or there is air trapped in the hydrostatic motor.
The causes of uneven cuts from your lawn mower are worn or dull blades, incorrect tire pressure, bent blades, or a clogged deck with grass. Also, due to the deck not being leveled, having an uneven spindle, or the belt may be in bad shape or at low speed.
Clean or replace the blade.

Check if the blade is clogged with hair or shows signs of wear and tear. If it is blocked, try rinsing or soaking it in lukewarm water until all the hair and dirt are removed. Be careful not to tap your blade against a hard surface like the sink, as this can damage it.

A lawn mower blade can get stuck for several reasons, one of which includes over-tightening. Lawn mower blades are supposed to be loose enough to slip when they hit a solid object in order to protect the engine and the blade itself from damage. Lawn mower blades may also get stuck if the bolt is threaded the wrong way.
The drive wheels of a zero turn mower are controlled by two independent wheel motors. The ability for one wheel of the mower to turn forward while the other wheel moves in reverse is what allows the mower to turn in a zero-degree radius.
The pulleys in your lawn tractor are driven by the drive belt, and turn the spindles. If a pulley doesn`t spin freely, it can cause the engine to die when the blades are engaged. To check the pulleys for sticking and damage, first remove the drive belt from the engine pulley and lift the lever to engage the blades.
An unbalanced mower blade can cause vibrations and jolts that make using your lawn mower dangerous. If this is a concern, bring your blade to a professional who can sharpen it smoothly and evenly. A sharpening service is also handy if you don`t have the tools or the space to sharpen blades yourself.
Sharpening or replacing the mower blades is also the answer if grass tips look ragged or tattered instead of cleanly cut. Blade vibration also causes an uneven cut. To eliminate vibration, replace unbalanced blades and worn mandrels. Replace a worn blade belt because a worn belt won`t spin the blades correctly.

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<!– from fixya rte –>How do I engage bagger on zero clearance – kawasaki 48'' Toro Com Zero Turn Lawn Mower 21hp Kawasaki ()
ANSWER : That should be covered in your manual. I’m not sure what a zero clearance mower is actually, are you assuming and making up a name for it?

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Diagnosing possible pto issue – Toro Zero Turn Rider 74366 Lawn Mower Tractor Rider Ztr
ANSWER : Check plug on the pto itself.located under the mower near the rear end. contacts probably have dried dirt and mud. if that don’t work, tap it with a hammer,it may be just stuck.Thats what I did and it been working ever since. Hope this helps someone.Let me know.

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Engine runs, blades turn but mower will not move
ANSWER : Look in front of back tired on frame, not deck, there are. 2 rods, 1 on each side, rods look like a L, it’s going through a little eye opening, push it backards, mower should move. If rod is pulled through opening and locked in, mower will not move..its a safety. Feather on mower

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Exmark 44 Mower bogs down going forward
ANSWER : When you say ‘going forwaed’, is that while mowing or does it do it without the blades engaged or ‘not mowing’?

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Blowing oil out of the engine – Toro 52" 27hp Z Master Zero Turn Lawn Mower
ANSWER : Check oil level fuel could have flooded through into the engine oil which will cause it to blow out if so clean out carby and check that needle in the carby is sealing

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Toro cutting off
ANSWER : Maybe low oil level, all mowers have a low oil cutoff. 30w oil.

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My Z5426 won’t start. When I pull out the choke and turn the key, gas starts leaking out of the exhaust system just before it gets to the muffler. Last time it did start, it ran really rough. So, I turn off the engine and then tried to restart and that’s when I noticed the fuel leak.
ANSWER : Maybe bad fuel, fuel line leaking, flooding of the carburetor, since it did start and ran rough I am assuming that the gas was left set and more then likely this gummed up the carburetor, you will have to clean/rebuild it. If you have a can of carburetor clean you may be able to spray that into there and clean it up, I would not choke it to start it as it sounds like it got/is flooded/ing. Good Luck Tim

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I have a husqvarna ez4824 zero turn lawn mower. When cutting grass it keeps disengaging. Any idea why?
ANSWER : Either a weak seat switch or your electric clutch is going bad!

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