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Old 05-02-03, 09:09 AM
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shaky mower

hi, there,guys.i need help.my lawn mower shakes/vibrates even the handles because of that.the leaves bag collector pops out.need your help.thank you
 
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Old 05-02-03, 09:16 AM
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Two things:

1. Make sure every nut and bolt is tight.
2. Replace the blade; it may be bent or out of balance.
3. Have it professionally checked for something more serious like a bent shaft (from hitting something solid while mowing).
 
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Old 05-02-03, 11:01 AM
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Mine vibrates also...My hands go numb from it! I changed the blade, tightned every bolt, made sure the front wheels and back wheels were set to the same height! It still virbrates.

Never checked for a bent shaft...sound exspensive

Do what I did...I got anti-vibration gloves...the type they use for Jack-hammers. They work great!!!
Cheaper than a new mower!!!
 
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Old 05-02-03, 01:17 PM
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Vibration can be dangerous. Parts can loosen and fly off or shear and cause injury or property damage.

Vibration is generally a sign of trouble. Your life is not worth saving on the repair or replacement of defective equipment/parts.
 
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Old 05-03-03, 12:20 AM
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A bent shaft CAN be dangerous, as Joe mentioned. If the bolts are tight, and blade is not bent, you most likely have a bent crankshaft. This will ruin the engine at the least, because it wears out the bottom bushing and lets the oil out. A crankshaft should run somewhere around $40.00 for most push mower engines. Some shops straighten them.
 
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