mtd yard machine wont start


Old 04-20-05, 10:55 AM
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mtd yard machine wont start

I need some help with my mtd. I cant seem to find a model number on it i think that it has been worn off. any ways it has a 5hp b and s on it. it was running fine then the blade came loose and it died. there are 3 bolts that hold the blade one two of them are gone. the one in the middle that i believe controls the clutch and one of the out side ones. I got a new bolt from the hardware store for the out side one but cant find one to fit the clutch one what can i do about this. it will not start and i think it must need that bolt. can any one tell me where i might be able to find one? I went to mtd web site and that was no help. also could the mower have jumped time when the blade came loose and swung around? thanks for any help.
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Old 04-20-05, 08:27 PM
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Hello street racer,

I am not sure what you are calling a clutch. I assume this is a walk behind mower. There is no clutch for the blade. When the blade came loose, there's a possibility that the flywheel key sheared, throwing it out of time. The blade must be tight before you can start it.

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