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Murray Lawn tractor deck problems

Jacks911's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
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05-15-08, 06:23 PM   #1  
Murray Lawn tractor deck problems

older murray. got a 14hp briggs and 42'' deck. runs great, but when i turn the blades on, the deck shakes real bad. im trying to sell it and i had someone come and take a look, but he didnt buy it because of that. i checked it out and all the brackets are in place and all the washers and cotter pins in place. could it be a problem with the belt? im not sure what causes this. any help would be appreciated. blades are on correctly, and they are both balanced. i did this myself and does it matter what position the blades are in? the deck doesnt have a brake on it, so i can spin the blades by hand when they arnt turning, so is it possible they are not syncronized or something? let me know


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05-15-08, 07:23 PM   #2  

Check your belt for any burnt/flat spots on the inside "V" area, Also check all the pulleys (blade and engine) for a stick that could have gotten lodged in the "V" areas and grab each end of the blade and try to rock it up and down. Could have a bad blade spindle bearing.

Good Luck

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