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Question DetailsAsked on 4/28/2017

john deere repair person near 15238

the mower will run, but the blades are not turning as fast as the motor

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Here are links to a few previous similar question including how ot locate rider mower reopair shoips, and link to the John Deere website page to search for local JD authorized repair facilities.

Assuming the blades are turning, just not as they should :

If you have belt drive unit, check that the belt is properly tensioned and not slipping - though if it does that for more than a few seconds you would be smelling burnt rubber.

If a hydrostatic unit, I would be checking the fluid level - low fluid level will result in lower power transmission - not to mention eventually overheating and smoking the unit. Very old fluid can also cause this as it breaks down and thins out. If yours has a hydraulic filter (most will) a plugged filter can also reduce hydraulic pressure, reducing power (and commonly also reducing drive system responsiveness/power).

Also check underneath for wadded up grass cuttings from cutting wet grass, or other foreign items cuaght up underneath which might be retarting the blade - either by the tips of the blades dragging, or because a plastic bag or rope or such is wrapped around the shaft and causing more friction there.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD



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