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I bought a Yard King Performance 42580X89 from my landlord. I went to go mow the lawn and noticed a large vibration and a loud coming from deck. The jackshaft threads are stripped for the right side of the deck. What can I do to repair/replace the jackshaft?
By Geoff from Morganton, NC
Talk to your landlord. He must have known he was selling you a defective machine.
If that doe'nt work visit a small engine repair shop and ask them. They will share the information you need.
Thanks I'll try it out. I just need to do something and quick grass is growing up quick. Thanks again.
I asked my husband about your mower problem. He says if the jackshaft is the part that holds the blade in place, you will need to replace it. The blade could fly off if the shaft is bent or broken.
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somthing is wrong with the throtle governer. Sometimes its a mechanical type inside the crank case somtimes its a air vane type near the flywheel.
It may be starving for gas. Add C-foam to the gas. It will clean the varnish in the carburetor.
While I was mowing, the front suspension came off and the mower drive belt broke. After replacing the belt when I started the engine and the blades started moving, one of the pulleys was very hot, and the engagement handle was very difficult to move.
By Gary1 from Roseville, CA
After a visit to a professional, the lever may still be hard to engage, but eventually mine loosened up. Not sure about the other implications.
Front suspension? If it came down? Are you talking mower deck if so, up front there are some pivot points make sure they are lined up. Make sure you pulled all the dried grass. BTW you can get a big fire when the pulley gets hot. BTDT carry a fire extinguisher in back pack
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Jude from Atlanta
If you want to do your own repairs on your mower I suggest you obtain a copy of GREGORY'S No.426, SMALL ENGINES SERIES 2 SERVICE AND REPAIR MANUAL. To assist in identifying, there are four rewind type starters used Briggs & Stratton have names them Vertical Pull, Horizontal Pull, Quantum Power and Side Mount.
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