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Pop off the covers in the middle of the wheels and unscrew the bolts far enough to pull the wheel up or down (as preferred). tighten the bolts back up.

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Lowering Lawn Mower Blades

Riding mowers usually have their height adjustment levers or knobs on the left side by the seat. Simply pull the lever toward the back or turn the knob counterclockwise. Whenever you are adjusting lawn mower blade height levers, be sure that they lock into position before proceeding.

Pull 4 pins and raise it up or down. Simple. I don`t change the height of cut all the time, but I do several times throughout the season and I couldn`t imagine having to mess with a fixed deck.
The top setting for most mowers gives a cutting height between 3.25 and 4 inches. This is best for your lawn, but at a setting of 4 inches you may sometimes see some “laying-over” of turf blades that some people find undesirable. For this reason, some people prefer to mow at 3 or 3.5 inches.
For warm-season grasses, raise mowing height in fall as the growing season winds down to provide insulation against cold temperatures. Cool-season grasses are quite the opposite. Raise mowing heights during the hot summer months to insulate crowns against high temperatures and promote deep root growth.
Many modern push mowers (and even some reel mowers) can make height adjustments just by moving a lever. Some types of mower may require adjustment of each wheel one at a time. If you have this kind of mower, ensure that you don`t inadvertently adjust each to a different height.
The simple act of raising one`s lawnmower can reduce water consumption as well as pesticide and fertilizer use. Because raising the height of one`s lawnmower creates healthier lawns, grass will require less watering and fertilization and it will fight off weeds naturally, reducing the need for pesticides.
Accu-Gage is a precision measuring instrument for making highly accurate height-of-cut adjustments on greens mowers or other precision mowers.
For most effective results, a lawn mower deck should have a pitch, or height difference of 1/8-inch to 1/2-inch between the front of the deck to the back of the deck. Naturally, this makes the sweet spot about 1/4-inch of pitch, depending on the mower model.
For most effective results, a lawn mower deck should have a pitch of 1/8-inch to 1/2-inch between the height of the deck rear to the height of the deck front. Naturally, this makes the sweet spot about 1/4-inch of pitch, depending on the type of mower.
Rotary mowers do not usually cut below a 1-inch height and perform best at heights between 1.5 and 3.0 inches.
Mower Height

A mowing height between 2.5 to 3 inches is best for most of the season, except during summer stresses when the lawn mowing height should be raised one-half inch to mow at 3 to 3.5 inches. Raising the mowing height provides more insulation from summer heat and reduces water loss from your soil.

High-lift blades are best for most conditions and are designed to discharge clippings from the deck or to be captured in a bagger. Low-lift blades are good for dry conditions, sandy soil, and cutting at extremely low settings.
Mulching blades have been designed for chopping down grass pieces into mulch, while high lift blades tend to eject the cut grass pieces out of the chute or into a collection bag. They are the best blades when it comes to cutting grass that is wet or too tall without clogging the lawn mower.
The simple act of raising one`s lawnmower can reduce water consumption as well as pesticide and fertilizer use. Because raising the height of one`s lawnmower creates healthier lawns, grass will require less watering and fertilization and it will fight off weeds naturally, reducing the need for pesticides.
For most effective results, a lawn mower deck should have a pitch, or height difference of 1/8-inch to 1/2-inch between the front of the deck to the back of the deck.
Many modern push mowers (and even some reel mowers) can make height adjustments just by moving a lever. Some types of mower may require adjustment of each wheel one at a time. If you have this kind of mower, ensure that you don`t inadvertently adjust each to a different height.
For most effective results, a lawn mower deck should have a pitch, or height difference of 1/8-inch to 1/2-inch between the front of the deck to the back of the deck.

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Nannie what can be wrong with my power devil petrol lawn mower the engine wont keep running then cuts out petrol and oil ok
ANSWER : Check air filter, check screen in bottom of fuel tank, New spark plug and also check the spark.If there is a weak spark, the coil may need to be replaced.If you have good spark, clean air filter, and clean fuel tank screen, then the carberator will need to be pulled of and cleaned out with solvent

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Bosch electric lawn mower wont start, how do I fix it?
ANSWER : Cable damaged …renew cable . ..if does not work try condenser.

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Lawn mower motor runs good, the drive wheels run good but the blade won’t stay enguaged. Thanks
ANSWER : Check your cable that controls the blade engagement.

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Lawn mower cranck but wont start…
ANSWER : Since you already checked for spark and air I would drain all the fuel out of it and check that fuel for water. Over time some lawn mowers end up with contaminated fuel. You can see the water sitting on the bottom of the fuel if you let it stand for a bit in a small plastic bowl.

Be sure to empty and dry out you fuel can as well. Especially if the mower stopped running right after a refuel. Which is a good sign your gas can is contaminated too.

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I have trouble starting a toro walk behind mower
ANSWER : All, I thought my carb was shot, so I replaced it. Still, start but no run (and had to use starting fluid). THEN!!! I noticed the spring to the “rev limiter” (just below and towards rear of carb) was not “tight”. The stupid bracket that holds the end of that spring had been bent down ~1/16″ and that caused all this heartache. CHECK YOUR REV LIMITER!!!

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When I hold the bar down that engages the blade it will not cut?
ANSWER : Is the blade sharp?

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How do i add transmission oil – Ariens Lawn Tractor 46"" Riding Lawn Mower 936053"
ANSWER : Should a plug or cap on top of transaxle.

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My Wolf electric lawn mower will start but cuts out after 30 seconds then after some minutes will start aagin. Have checked power is getting to motor and is fine. Also put multimeter across motor & that is fine. Have you any suggestions
ANSWER : There may be a fault contact due to vibration check all the electrical wires and contacts if they are very well connected check corrosion point at contacts, use wd40 spray oil in the motor and contacts, there may be a fault in the carbon contacts to the rotor.Hope it help

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