grinding noise from mower deck


Old 04-21-07, 05:06 PM
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I have a Craftsman DLT3000 lawn tractor. The last few times I have engaged the blades, there is a grinding noise on the left side. I have tightened all the bolts on the blades and pulleys. Today, not only did the grinding noise start but now the blades are touching each other. Could the mandrel be bent? The blades look like they are even. I haven't replaced the blades this year. When I grab the blade on the left side, there is a little play in the mandrel.

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Old 04-21-07, 06:47 PM
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You will have a spent bearing(s) issue related to the left blade but I suggest replacing the bearings (two) in each assembly. Once one goes, the others are sure to be close behind.

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