How do you change the mandrel on a Craftsman riding lawn mower?

Remove the blade mounting bolt and pull off the cutting blade. Remove the wood block and flip the deck upright. Remove the mandrel mounting bolts and pull the mandrel out from under the deck. Install the mandrel mounting bolts into the new mandrel to thread the mounting holes and then remove the bolts.

How to Repair a Craftsman Lawn Mower

  1. Lift the mower deck up. Check the mower blade arbor for any clogs.
  2. Locate the spark plug on the side of the motor.
  3. Remove the oil filter, which is usually on the opposite side from where the spark plug is located.
  4. Spin each wheel while looking for any cracks or bends.
  5. Examine the blade under the deck for broken pieces.

Likewise, what is a spindle on a riding lawn mower? Spindles. Lawn mower spindles are essential parts of the mower’s cutting deck. The mower deck spindles and pulleys work together to rotate the blades for a smooth even cut. If any parts of the spindle assembly are bent or broken, it can cause the blades to spin unevenly, or prevent them from spinning at all.

Secondly, what is a mandrel on a lawn mower?

The mandrel assembly attaches to the deck and spins the blade. The bearings in the mandrel assembly wear down through normal use. An unbalanced blade speeds the wear on the bearings, as does hitting rocks while mowing. The mandrel assembly in this repair guide includes the blade shaft and bearings.

How do you tighten the pulley on a riding lawn mower?

How to Tighten a Riding Lawnmower Belt

  1. Turn off the engine of your lawnmower and disconnect the spark plug wire as well.
  2. Locate the main frame tube on your lawnmower.
  3. Locate the belt, also known as the drive belt, inside the deck of your lawnmower.
  4. Tighten the belt of your lawnmower by shortening the location of the main frame inside the clamps.

How do I find out what year my Craftsman riding mower is?

To find the age of your Craftsman lawn tractor, riding mower or zero-turn mower you will need to use the serial number. It’s usually located on a tag or decal under the seat. Serial Number: The first two numbers are the month. The third and fourth numbers are the day.

Are Craftsman lawn mowers guaranteed for life?

Hi Kirsten, Craftsman hand tools like rakes, screwdrivers and wrenches have a Lifetime Guarantee. Craftsman gas or electric power tools like leaf blowers, lawn mowers and drills are limited to one or two years. They do have a lifetime warranty on tools.

Where do I find the model number on my Craftsman riding mower?

The model and serial number of a Craftsman riding mower is located on the frame under the seat, or on the underside of the seat.

What is a mandrel used for?

A mandrel (/ˈmændr?l/; also mandril or arbor) is one of the following: a round object against which material can be forged or shaped; or. a flanged or tapered or threaded bar that grips a workpiece to be machined in a lathe. In addition to lathes, arbors are used to hold buffing wheels, circular saws, and sanding discs

How do you remove a mandrel shaft?

Turn the deck over and use the wood to block the blade and remove the bolt holding the blade to the mandrel shaft and remove the blade. You have to remove the mandrel assembly from the deck to drive the bearings out of the mandrel housing. The bolts holding the mandrel assembly to the deck are shelf-tapping.