John Deere

L 110 blade will not ingage handle is loose

How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?

We provide a variety of viewpoints on how to identify and fix common gardening problems. Our sources include academic articles, blog posts, and personal essays from experienced gardeners :

An improperly routed belt can cause the engine to die when the blades are engaged. To check belt routing, lower the deck to its lowest setting and remove the belt guard by the drive pulley. Next, lift the belt over the pulley and remove the pins that support the deck at the rear.
It could be your bearings and your spindle pockets, or spindles, have seized up,” says Oshel. If the blades are stuck, pump some grease into the fitting and carefully work the blades back and forth by hand until they move freely.
For riding mowers using a manual clutch, the mower blades are engaged by manually shifting a lever that moves a pulley assembly to tighten the blade drive belt. The rotating engine shaft will then drive the belt, which in turn, rotates the pulleys to spin one or more cutting blades.
Unlike the lower-carbon blades used by many manufacturers, John Deere blades will withstand sand, stones, or other hard objects with little cracking or chipping. The result is a better cutting job and longer blade life.
IMPORTANT: Length is measured diagonally from one corner of the blade to the opposite corner of the blade. Measuring from end to end will result in the wrong blade length. All length measurements must be made diagonally.
So, are lawn mower blades universal? Lawnmower blades are not universal, they are mower specific. A mower blade must be an exact fit and torqued to the manufacturer`s specification.
A dull blade can make your lawn appear yellow, brown and raggedy. A dull lawnmower blade may even pull up portions of the grass because it actually pulls on the entire plant instead of slicing through the blades of grass cleanly.
Common problems on the list include things like uneven grass cutting, slipping belts, or minor engine problems. John Deere also claims that lighting issues and battery problems are common. Still, John Deere tractors are largely reputed for their reliability.
Generally speaking, the blade should be tight enough so that it doesn`t move around on its own, but you should be able to move with your hand by applying some pressure. The manufacturer should provide a proper tightening level expressed in foot-pounds, commonly found in the mower`s manual.
If the riding lawn mower runs but the blades won`t cut the grass, the problem could be with the blade belt. Examine and replace the belt if you find it worn or broken. If the belt is okay, check the blade belt idler pulley, blade clutch cable and clutch lever assembly on tractors with manual blade actuators.

Discover Relevant Questions and Answers for Your Specific Issue

the most relevant questions and answers related to your specific issue

L110 bagger installation
ANSWER : I can’t help you on the bagger hole location. But you will need quality hi-lift blades. “Gator-Blades” are some of the best. At www.mowpart.com or Amazon.com

Read Full Q/A … : John Deere

How do I change the gas tank on my John Deere L110 Lawn mower
ANSWER : Howdy, I have a jd L110 automatic with 179 hours on it…some times when starting with the brake held down it will not crank…some times it will… I am not sure if it is the switch on the brake or the starting system…Is there any way with out buying a new switch to wire jump the switch to see if it is in the switch or not? thanx, Dan

Read Full Q/A … : John Deere

Looking for information on a John Deere tractor S/N CH0850S017329 and the current estimated value of this tractor with approximately 2,700 hours on it.
ANSWER : Can you please post the model number of the tractor? Thanks

Read Full Q/A … : John Deere

How do i replace a clutch on a JD 3020 tractor
ANSWER : Break it in half, then get with it.

Read Full Q/A … : John Deere

Cannot remove mower blade pulley nut – John Deere 22HP VTwin 48" Riding Mower
ANSWER : I think its a left hand thread, you undo it clockwise (the “wrong” way)

Read Full Q/A … : John Deere

What size – Length belt fits L110 – John Deere L100 Series
ANSWER : Model # GX20072 is for a 42 inch deck . It fits a variety of John deere mowers

Read Full Q/A … : John Deere

Our john deere 400 is eating the belts for the front pto drive
ANSWER : Flat idler to left of belts is most likely seizing up during use.

Read Full Q/A … : John Deere

Which way do i install thermatate in john deere 4020
ANSWER : Looking at stat top part looks like a handle around it

Read Full Q/A … : John Deere