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Running Mower without blade


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06-11-06, 08:08 PM   #1  
Running Mower without blade

I have a Areins self pro-pelled mower that I got out of the trash and does not have the blade or the pully to make it go forward.I shaft has teeth (or grooves) for the pully and I was wondering if it would ruin the engine if I ran it with out the blade for a minute or 2 just to see if the thing works



Update: I went back and found the missing peices so I will install them and see if it will fire up.


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06-12-06, 05:31 AM   #2  
More than likely it will damage the mower. I wouldn't do it.

 
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06-12-06, 05:36 AM   #3  
Posted By: daswede More than likely it will damage the mower. I wouldn't do it.
Yeah thats why I went back to see if the parts were there. I found the blade the blade adapter (the pully is molded into it) the air filter the air filter cover and the rope handle.

 
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06-12-06, 05:56 PM   #4  
I've run a few briggs engines with no blades for a couple minutes..... just to run em out of gas and they didn't seem to explode.....

 
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06-13-06, 04:46 AM   #5  
I agree with V8driver, it shouldn't make a difference if the blade is attached.


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06-13-06, 08:51 AM   #6  
running a vertical shaft engine such as lawnmowers without a blade will still run, it is just hard to get them started, because there is no continuing force pulling the engine over (ie. the blade, a belt, etc)

once you get them started, they should run fine, but will be very hard to idle at a slow speed because of no continuing force, so it might kickback or backfire

that is what i've heard on these forums a long time ago

 
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06-25-06, 01:53 AM   #7  
This is called no load speed

 
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