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Snapper Rear Engine Mower blade wont engage!


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11-04-13, 09:47 AM   #1  
Snapper Rear Engine Mower blade wont engage!

Hi, I have a Snapper Rear Riding Mower M281019BE w/ B&S 10hp. Yesterday I must have hit a rock and my blade has stopped turning. When I engage, all belts are driving normal etc but the blade does not turn. However, now I can turn my blade freely by hand without resistance as if it is no longer turned by the spindle. It is very loose, so loose I can simply tap the end of the blade and will fully rotate several times until the momentum is longer there. I looked at the spindle assembly parts diagram 'Snapper 7600138YP' to determine if there is keying from the spindle to the blade and I have not identified it or the part to be the root cause. Can anyone help determine which part is broken or even how to attempt the repair ?

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11-04-13, 12:56 PM   #2  
First thing I would look at is is the nut tight on the bottom?

 
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11-04-13, 01:03 PM   #3  
Stand it on end and start taking it apart, when something falls off you have found what was broke, I think the pulley is keyed, hold the pulley and see if the spindle still turns. Have a good one. Geo

 
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11-04-13, 02:53 PM   #4  
closer look

I took a closer look at it, it looks almost like the nut at the bottom is within the blade holder. As though part 7 isnt there...

 
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11-04-13, 07:52 PM   #5  
Number 9 is threaded to fit on shaft number 11. I have seen this part strip and allow the blade to spin like that. If it's not that, I'd suspect the pulley is no longer engaged to the shaft.


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11-05-13, 05:33 AM   #6  
Thanks everyone for the input, this is a great forum and I appreciate the help!
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