a new blade for the bagger. And reinstalled it numerous times. Stumped.
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If the John Deere Bagger is clogged, it may be because the grass clippings have stuck onto the sides of the cutting plate and are restricting airflow into the blow chute. Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence and should be avoided by cleaning the underside of the cutting unit before each use.
GRASS TOO WET – Clumping can occur if you are mowing grass that is excessively wet. Try to mow only when your lawn is dry. Note: Moisture makes up a significant percentage of grass composition. Recent rains, foggy or damp conditions may result in grass that may appear to be dry but actually is very moist.
The John Deere LA135 was produced from 2008-2010 and came equipped with a hydrostatic drive transmission, 48″ Mower Deck and 22hp Briggs Engine.
The John Deere LA130 was produced in 2007 and came equipped with a Hydrostatic drive transmission, 48″ Mower Deck and 21hp Briggs Engine.
Debris can get caught up in the bagger chute, causing clippings to back up in the chute behind it. Also, snags from parts of the bagger system being out of alignment, such as burrs where the different sections of the chute connect or dents in the chute, can cause grass to get hung up and gradually develop into a clog.
It is an excellent lawn mower cleaner. A simple spray of WD-40, like a lawnmower cleaner on the blades and the housing, will keep the grass from sticking to it. It will also keep the housing and blades free from rust.
Check your grass bag isn`t clogged

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. Once clean the air should flow through the grass bag more efficiently and improve the grass collection.

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.
While there are several reasons this might happen, it is most commonly the result of an uneven deck or misaligned blades. Make sure the blades are facing the correct direction and are not warped. Check the mower spindle and repair it if necessary. Check if the deck is level and if not repair or replace it.

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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

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I had hit a somewhat hidden stump on the lawn..bending the blade. Took the deck off and replaced the bent blade. Put the deck back on and now the cut seems uneven. It appears that the deck is now uneven. I attempted to follow the directions for a side-to-side leveling. Started with trying to measure the blade height and am struggling with getting to a spot where I can measure the blade on the left side. By looking at the deck, it appears to be uneven. I am struggling with being able to raise the left side of the deck.
ANSWER : I’ve only had luck removeing the deck, turn it upside down. Measure blade, mark, remove blade, insert large pipe over spindle, bend in direction. Re-install blade, and do it all over and over till straight. Measure in several locations.

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I need to get the blade of the lawn mower sharpened.Any tips on how to disconnect the blade fropm the lawn mower?
ANSWER : There is a jig that you can buy that makes this job SO much eaiser. It is a universal jig that clamps onto the deck and keeps the blade from spinning so you can use a ratchet to remove the nut holding the blade on. One name brand is called a “Blade Hog”. You should be able to find one of these at one of the bog box hardware stores.

Hope this helps,
Chad

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I have a model LTH130 42 inch cut mower and just installed a new elect. clutch and started mowing grass and it began to feel like it was bogging down and I stopped the engine and the belt was very hot. What is going on now?
ANSWER : Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly

See this link and locate your deck:
http://opebycrigby.tripod.com/decks/jddeck.html

Make sure you have the belt routed correctly. ALSO make sure that you do not have it flipped 180 deg over the idler.

I recommend that you unhook the belt from the mower deck pulleys and try rotating the blades. A bad blade bearing can cause a belt to heat up. Of any of the blades are hard to turn by hand that blade bearing will need to be replaced. Check the idler pulley also.

If after checking the above you continue to experience a problem just respond here and I will help you.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

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I would like to replace the mulching blades on my Sears Craftsman riding mower with regular cutting blades. I can find plenty of sources for new mulching blades, but not cutting blades. My mower is a model 917.259541 tractor and the blades currently on it are part #134149. I want to make sure I get the right size to replace them. Also, is there a source for a bagging system for this mower, that won’t cost as much as one from Sears?
ANSWER : The straight blade for the 42 inch mower is 138971.They cut better and are easier to sharpen and you will need them if you use a gass catcher. If you do not want to use sears for parts you may be able to find good deals on ebay.

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Change drivebelt – Husqvarna 8 12hp Riding Mower 970 Blade Hub 506935901
ANSWER : Remove deck and drive the mower up on some kind of ramp and crawl under and look it over then go to doing it .

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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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Riding mower rear bagger clogs at bottom were meets deck
ANSWER : Yes it is. To go around this, dont mow tall or wet grass.

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