Can't get blade of riding mower

Old 07-05-10, 05:17 PM
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Can't get blade of riding mower

I am having the hardest time trying to get blade off. I have a 30" craftsman rear engine rider. I have always used a 7/8 socket and gotten it off. This time, it just won't loosen up. I am using a pipe as extension to the socket to get more leverage. I think the socket is actually slipping and the screw will nut will not catch and turn. I have sprayed dw-40 and that didn't help.

My next idea was to maybe take nut off at top of unit (above the wheel that holds pulley) as I think this goes all the way down to the blade. Hoping maybe blade would then drop down but hesitant to do this.

Any ideas? Thanks.
Old 07-05-10, 11:17 PM
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They can be stubborn. Your best bet is probably to find someone with an impact gun to zip it off for you.

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