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08-31-12, 10:36 AM   #1  
mower tire is flat and wont seal

hi again having more problems with the yard machienes mower but its not the engine its a tire that wont seal around the rim. a few weeks ago i pulled the mower in the shed then a week or two later i pulled it out and when i got outside i saw that a front tire was flat and fell of the rim i dont understand how this happend considering that i never had trouble with that tire and i dont see any thing lodged into the tire or puncturing it so i dont know what to do next

 
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08-31-12, 10:42 AM   #2  
Tie a rope or a strap around the outside of the tire completely encircling it tightly - this will hold the bead against the rim so you can get it to start taking air.

After that, see if you can find a leak somewhere - they don't completely deflate that quickly without an issue of some kind.

 
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08-31-12, 10:55 AM   #3  
i tried that but no luck could it be rim problems??

 
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08-31-12, 11:00 AM   #4  
Put a tube in it and be done with it.

 
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08-31-12, 12:27 PM   #5  
i thought about doing that but r they expensive???

 
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08-31-12, 02:33 PM   #6  
Tube prices vary with the bigger the tube, the higher the price. The last tube I bought for my grandson's go kart was $10, my rear tractor tire tube is $50. I'd guess your front tire tube would be $15-$20 - a google search using your tire/rim size will get you the exact price.

I'd try again with a belt or rope to air up your tire. You need to pull it good and tight so it presses the bead up next to the rim.


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08-31-12, 02:36 PM   #7  
The more pressure on the air the better - gas station compressor might be better than what you have at home.

 
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08-31-12, 02:40 PM   #8  
Good point, what size air compressor do you have?
I assume Mitch means a service station air compressor and not one of those mini mart gas station ones that you put a quarter in


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08-31-12, 06:21 PM   #9  
Nope, the tubes run about 6 to $12.00

 
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08-31-12, 06:26 PM   #10  
keystart, go to E-bay or amazon and type in you tire size, for example 15x6.00x6 Tire tube and it will come for ya and they are very cheap,,,,also when installing this tube make sure there is nothing inside the tire and the inside of the tire does not have a nail or screw poking in from the outside,,easy fix.

 
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