Often asked: Where does the spring go on a mower deck?

The mowerdeckhas two cables. Once is a smaller springall by its self. This springconnects to a hole in the idler arm and the other connects to the top of the mowerdeck. The second image below shows where it connects.

What does a lawn mower extension spring do?

Description: This is an original replacement part manufactured for use with riding lawnmowers. The extension spring is commonly used to allow the idler pulley bracket to pivot when activating or turning off the blade rotation.

Should mower deck wheels touch the ground when mowing?

Mower deck gauge wheels should be properly adjusted to prevent scalping grass on uneven terrain. The bottom of the wheels should sit approximately 1/8-1/2 of an inch from the ground, depending on your cutting height.

What is an idler arm on a mower?

An idler pulley, idler arm and idler arm spring put tension on the mower deck drive belt of a zero-turn riding lawnmower. That drive belt spins around the idler pulley, which is bolted to the idler arm. The idler arm spring stretches and wears over time, decreasing grass cutting power.

Why is my mower scalping?

Scalping a lawn is often caused when the mower blade is set too low. Ideal mowing should see you removing no more than 1/3 of the grass height each time. With lawn scalping, all of the leaf blades have been removed, exposing the roots. Dull blades or machines that have gotten out of adjustment are the main causes.

Should lawn mower wheels be same height?

Lawn mower wheels should be the same height, sitting between 2.5 to 3.5 inches (6.4 to 8.9 cm). The reason that some mowers are tilted forward is that the deck is sloped, not the wheels. A tilted deck offers more control on flat surfaces, and it prevents grass clippings from blowing around the yard.

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