Lawnmower Troubleshooting: Why is My Lawnmower Cutting Poorly or Unevenly? | eReplacementParts.com


“Hey everybody, Tom here, and in this video
we’re going to help you troubleshoot a lawnmower that cuts grass poorly or unevenly. For each problem, we’ll provide a link to
a full repair video in the description below. You can get your lawn mower back to working
order. Now let’s get started. Problem number one: uneven wheel adjusters
or a damaged mower deck. If your wheel adjusters aren’t all set to
the same level, you won’t have a consistent mowing height. Check and adjust them accordingly and inspect
for any damage or wear replacing them if necessary, otherwise give them a quick clean and remember
a little WD-40 can go a long way. Inspect your lawnmower for a damaged or bent
mower deck including any signs of rust. Any of these problems can throw the wheels
out of alignment and cause an uneven cut. While you’re at it, remove any build-up of
grass from around and underneath the mower deck. Problem number two: improper blade installation. It’s not uncommon for people to accidentally
install their cutting blade upside-down, but doing this will tear your grass rather than
cut it. Most more spin the blade clockwise. See, you want to be sure your cutting edge
is facing the same direction. Have a look at the blade to be sure it’s installed
properly. Flipping it is very simple and your lawn will
thank you for it. Problem number three: poor blade quality. Check the sharpness of the blade and give
it a quick sharpen if it’s dull. Using a dull blade will also tear your grass
rather than cut it. A simple file will work fine, though a table
grinder will get the job done quicker. Be sure to sharpen the blade a few times per
season to keep cut quality at its best. You should take those opportunities to inspect
the blade for damage or wear like nicks or chips caused by rocks. A table grinder will help restore your blade
but if you don’t have access to one, simply replacing the damaged blade with a new one
is a smart idea. Thanks for watching. Be sure to check out our full repair videos
in the description below and if you have any questions please feel free to leave us a comment. Don’t forget to subscribe for more videos
to help you finish the job. [music]”

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