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Grass clippings not making it to bag


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07-02-10, 05:32 AM   #1  
Grass clippings not making it to bag

About a 4 yr olf Lawn Bow (Yard Boy?) push lawn mower.

Grass clippings are not filling up the bag and chunks of grass are being left on my yard.

The grass is not wet when I mow but why doesn't the clippings go in the bag? Only about 1/8th the bag is filled then it starts dumping clippings all over the yard. New blade installed and still the same results.

Please, give me a excuse to go buy a new one....

 
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07-02-10, 07:02 AM   #2  
Something must be blocking the chute or the blade is on upside down. Have a good one. Geo

 
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07-02-10, 08:19 AM   #3  
Unusual for a pushmower. It's a straight shot with no chute!

Is it rear bag or is it attached to the side in leu of a chute?
If the bag is coated with old clippings maybe the air is getting buffeted back under the deck instead of being able to exit through the bag material. Try cleaning the bag out if you think this suggestion looks reasonable.

I can't think of any excuses for you to get a new one. Yet.

 
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07-02-10, 08:31 AM   #4  
Hmm...never even thought about the bag! Yes, it's a rear discharge. I will try washing that out or trying a new bag. Thank you for that suggestion!

 
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07-03-10, 05:30 PM   #5  
Check the rear edge of you blade. You might have worn away the sail portion that lifts and blows the grass.

 
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07-09-10, 03:23 PM   #6  
Note to self: Double check that the blade is not installed upside down....DOH!

I feel like an idiot. For the last 2+ seasons I have wondered why I had this problem. Both times I replaced the blade, I put it on upside down.

Now....if it could only stop raining so I can try her out.

 
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07-09-10, 05:08 PM   #7  
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DOH!
Should be more enjoyable to mow the lawn in the future.

 
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