19″ Electric Lawnhog Mulching Mower with Rear Bag

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Try a block of wood or something stable enough to stop the b;ade from turning

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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.
Lubricate the bolt with WD-40 and use vice-grip pliers or a long wrench to twist loose. Heat it with a torch for 15 seconds to loosen it more if needed. For rust, apply rust-penetrating liquid thread loosener and strike the the bolt 6-12 times with a hammer. Twist loose with a long-handled socket wrench.
Thus, checking the belt path can help determine if the belt is jammed, twisted, or stuck under the pulley. These problems can cause electric lawn mower blades not spinning. Besides, worn or damaged belts can be the cause. When checking belts, look for any visible signs of damage, such as cracks or fraying.
Which Way Are Mower Blade Bolts Threaded? According to the website, the bolt that holds the mower blade in place is threaded in the usual way. The process is as follows: tighten it right by turning it clockwise, and loosen it left by turning it left by turning it clockwise.

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I started the mower but the blades will not turn. I shut it off and was able to manually turn the blades by hand. I also was able to turn the belt wheel under the engine and have it turn the blades. With it running and me on the seat, they don’t turn. With it running; brake engaged; and I pull the mower switch to engage them, the mower wants to die. Two questions: Is there a swtich on the seat to insure the blades can not turn while no one is on the seat? Is there a key between the belt wheel and the PTO shaft that needs to be replaced? Thank you.
ANSWER : Most all riders have a safety seat switch now and they do malfuction alot. They are under the seat and are ez to replace most of the time. First look for a wire that is grounding due to rubbing a sharp object. That can be fixed with black tape

Good luck!!!

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’?

I cannot remove the blade from my B&D MM575 mulching mower. The manual says to block the blade, then loosen the nut. However, when I block the blade and turn the nut, the shaft continues to turn, preventing me from loosening the bolt. Is there any way to lock the shaft so I can try to loosen the nut?

Thank you. Bolling Smith

ANSWER : You can use a pipe wrench on the shaft and a regular wrench on the nut. Disconnect your spark plug and tip the mower onto it’s left side. You will have to use your left hand to go down through the mower shoot to hold the pipe wrench and your right hand to unbolt the the blade attaching bolt, it should come off immediately. Remember you may have to purchase a new blade holder, since your problem shouldn’t occur if your blade holder was OK. GOOD LUCK.

Power to turn the blades is intermitent. What should I look for?
ANSWER : Loose connection, corrosion on connections. If this machine is new to you, do you have to have the brake or clutch on to activate the blades? I would lean towards wires/connections as the cause of your intermittent problem.

The edger is not cutting very well. Any tips to make it work better?
ANSWER : You said cutting, not running, so I suggest removing the blade and sharpening on a grinder or buying a replacement blade.I hope you find this very helpful.

Bent blade spool
ANSWER : You may need a puller

Does briggs&Stratton have shaft extensions to lower my blade 1in. or 2
ANSWER : Are you sure you have the blade on the right way or the right blade for the mower?

19 h.p. kawa mowing and motor stopped. Will not turn over at all. PTO was engage when shut down
ANSWER : See if it vapor locked pull plugs out and turn it over without them in if works put plugs back go on down the road and mow