e problem??? chris
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Open the door to the bagger chute when you attach the bag.

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Check your grass bag isn`t clogged

This is one of the most common causes of poor grass collection. If the lining of your grass bag is clogged with old grass you should clean it using a jet wash, air line or simply a brush and water.

When using the bagging feature on rear bag mowers you must remove the mulch plate from the back of the mower. If the mulch plate is still inserted then the grass will not be able to go into the bag.
Very often, a bad or blunt blade is the root cause of bagging issues. Sharpening or replacing a worn blade will improve bagging performance. If you need more help, check out the “Blade sharpening video.” The sharpening video covers safely sharpening the blade both on and off the mower.
Leaving the grass clippings to mulch on your yard, also known as “grasscycling,” can reduce the amount of time you spend mowing. Mulching grass clippings has proven to reduce yard work time by 30%-38%. You`ll be saving time that you might otherwise have spent raking, bagging, and transporting the clippings.
Grass height, weather conditions, and a worn blade will be the most obvious reasons for the tractor or walk-behind mower clogging. Very often, a dull, damaged, or worn blade is the root cause of a clogging chute.
The reason the lawnmower blade maybe jamming is because the grass is getting wrapped around the blade, preventing it from moving. A simple fix is often to increase the cutting height of your lawnmower.
Loose, Dirty or Disconnected Spark Plug in Your Lawn Mower: Check it out, clean off debris, re-connect and tighten. Dirty Air Filter: Clean or replace. Fuel Not Reaching the Engine: Tap the side of the carburetor to help the flow of gas. If this doesn`t work, you might need a new fuel filter.
Don`t bag or mulch.

This helps prevent contamination due to the wet grass. After mowing, make sure you clean under the mower deck and the blade to prevent clumps or clippings from sticking and causing mold down the line.

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Mtd bagger not bagging …its 100 deg today grass is short and the tube keeps clogging up w /grass it wont go into the bagger .how can i fix the problem??? chris
ANSWER : Open the door to the bagger chute when you attach the bag.

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New mtd yardman 550 series wont start – Mtd 22" Yard Machine Push Mower
ANSWER : Take it back where you bought it.
They should repair or replace it for you.

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String problem I am having a problem with my B&D Grass Hog weedeater and edger. The string will not advance. Please give suggestions on how to fix this problem. Just to inform you, I am woman, so your instructions may need to be made rather simply. LOL Thank you in advance for your assistance and I look forward to your answer as the grass is getting rather deep. Donna
ANSWER : Donna, take the spool that holds the string off. Look to see which wat the string is supposed to be wound onto the spool. If the string in on correctly, check to see if one or more of the turns of the string is overlaying itself. If there is overlap, clear it out by unwinding enough to unlap it. If the string is going the wrong way when you check it, remove and save the string from the spool, rewind it in the correct direction, put it back onto the machine and see if that corrects the problem. Woman or not, you are smart enough to ask, you are smart enough…Good luck…Lee

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Yard machine 139cc ohv. wont turn over. cleaned carb and bowl. bowl gets gas but gas wont get into carb . think poss vacuum problem
ANSWER : Clean the brass bolt very well that holds the bowl on the carb. Pay very close attention as their are some very small holes in the smooth part of the bolt near the top, as well as the bottom. Use NO metal objects to clean this bolt.It is the main jet of the carburetor also. Once cleaned properly, your fuel flow into carburetor and engine should be restored.

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Rear wheel is broken need replacement – Mtd 22" White Outdoor Self Propelled High Wheel Mower
ANSWER : I believe they carry them at Sears, since many of the Sears mowers use the high wheels. Tractor Supply also has a pretty large selection of mower wheels. Best of luck to you. James

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We are having problems with the grass not getting picked up into the bagger. It seems as though there is no suction. Do you have any reccomendations?
ANSWER : Change to a bagger blade that has more lift (two blades)

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Tines wont turn
ANSWER : Without really knowing what is broken it will be tough to give a firm idea of the cost. However, you can head over to www.partstree.com. They have a great detailed parts break down and costs associated with it. Looked up your part numer and can find at this link: http://www.partstree.com/parts/?lc=mtd&mn=210-031-000+%281990%29

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Its coughing but wont start
ANSWER : You may want to check the flywheel key too, remove the rewind housing cover followed by the rewind hub on the flywheel, they the key is visible. Any deformation of the key at all and the mower will not run right.

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