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Well mine is doing same thing an it has new blades an all new bearings an belts runs smooh until blades are ingaged an then it shakes like a demon seems like i is coming from the motor area bu im not sure has anyone heard of the clutch doing this i put all this stuff on new to fix this problem an its still there
Posted on May 05, 2010
OK, that clarifies the problem a bit. What I am going to suggest is that you take the deck off the machine if that is an easy task. While it is sitting free, or as low as you can make it go if you cannot get the deck off easliy, take any covers off the pulleys. I have a feeling that there is a bearing shot in the deck. Not a big problem, tho a common problem on Craftsman mowers, I understand. What you want to do is take each pulley and shake/turn/lift, etc, trying to see which one of them (I presume you have 2 or 3 blades on your mower). The bad one will be loose or act different that the others. There "may" be bearings on the top and bottom of the deck, I am not sure, but you will see where the shafts go thru the deck. When you find a bad one, take note of it's location and try to find a parts list so you can get a new one. May not have to go thru Craftsman/Sears to get it.
Did you call the technician to come to your house to repair the vibration/shake? Is this machine under warranty? Either way, if you did call him and he changed everything and you still have the problem I would suggest a call back and tell them that he didn't fix the problem and you would like him to return (at their expense).
Good Luck, and please advise your findings if this helps or not.
Posted on Oct 29, 2009
Doesa the vibration happen when the cutting blades are engaged or do you still have vibration when blades are not turning? IF BLADES ARE TURNING AND YOU HAVE VIBRATION, YOU NEED NEW BLADES OR THEY GOT BENT FROM HITTING SOMETHING HARD AND NEED TO BE STRAIGHTENED OR REPLACED. If vibe is there when blades are still, possibly the output (crankshaft) is bent. Goodluck, Macgivor
Posted on Oct 24, 2009
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