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Old 04-22-2010, 09:41 PM
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Why does my mower cut better when I pull it back than it does when I push it? It has a new blade.
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Why does my mower cut better when I pull it back than it does when I push it? It has a new blade.
It could be that you put the blade upside down lol
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turn your handle around so its pointing in the opposite direction .
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It could be that you put the blade upside down lol
I didn't think it would take long for that suggestion, but it is on correctly. I dont know, I bought a cheap blade($18) from walmart. That could be the problem.
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I didn't think it would take long for that suggestion, but it is on correctly. I dont know, I bought a cheap blade($18) from walmart. That could be the problem.
Unless your mower shaft is bent. I was trying to find a solution and sometimes people put their blades on the wrong side
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I didn't think it would take long for that suggestion, but it is on correctly. I dont know, I bought a cheap blade($18) from walmart. That could be the problem.
That sounds like an expensive blade however, to me, the quality is possibly a question.

Here are some things to check for:

-Do you have the correct specific blade?
-Is the bottom of the deck clean and free of excessive grass deposits?
-Is the deck adjusted correctly (front and back same adjustment)?
-Is there any damage to the baffles?
-Are either of the baffles missing?
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[quote=SuperiorPower;70652]That sounds like an expensive blade however, to me, the quality is possibly a question.

Here are some things to check for:

-Do you have the correct specific blade? yes
-Is the bottom of the deck clean and free of excessive grass deposits? yes
-Is the deck adjusted correctly (front and back same adjustment)? yes
-Is there any damage to the baffles? I dont know what these are
-Are either of the baffles missing? I dont know

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The baffles are the metal pieces that are around the blades. look at this photo.

http://www.scag.com/images/VDeckunderside475.jpg
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My mower doesnt appear to have them. Its a 21" push mower. I dont see where anything is missing.
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