Last Updated on September 21, 2021 by Mark Brian
Both reel and rotary lawn mowers have been discussed. Both kinds of lawn mowers come with different counts of blades. Many problems of gas lawn mowers and electric lawn mowers have already been discussed. This article is meant to keep you in touch with the problems of the cutting decks most often occurring in the 3 blade mowers.
Clippings of the grass jam the deck
There is a case that the clippings of the grass jam the deck. Like a daily life example of a trimmer, it catches hair in its comb like shaver. Ultimately, it stops giving cut to the air anymore. Now, the user is supposed to make the trimmer hair-free to enjoy more cutting of the hair. Same as trimmer, the blade or a set of blades get jammed due to the embedded grass clipping. Now, if they are not removed from the deck, it is impossible to take advantage of the mower anymore.
Open the cutting deck and get the clippings out of it. It will start giving its basic operations as it was giving before.
Blades get Stuck
Things that are composed of steel or iron most often need lubrication for offering smooth operations. Otherwise, the machinery may get stuck when it gets rusted. We just map it on the cutting deck. In a 3 blade mower deck, if one of the blades goes dysfunctional, it is hard to manage a beautiful lawn. There is a prior possibility, that a particular blade needs some lubrication if it got rusted and stuck somewhere while giving operations.
Fix it The fix is quite simple that you must keep lubricating the blades with some lubricating oil so that the blades may not get stuck due to getting rusted. If there is some problem like the mower is missing the middle part of the lawn mowing or one of the sides. There is the possibility that the blade/blades got stuck and need lubrication for making their operations successful
Blades get Unsharpened
It is all about the machinery that it is supposed to perform in all circumstances. The machinery which is used to cut things needs sharpening after regular intervals. The same is the case with the cutting deck of the mower, they most often use scissors like or rotary blades in their manufacturing orientation. In this regard, people come with the queries that the cutting width of the deck has reduced or the mower is not cutting from its middle part. In both cases, one of the blades among those three has lost its efficiency and the mower is not giving optimum results.
Fix it In this case, the deck of your cutting deck needs to be opened. It is far better that you should get all three blades sharpened to optimize the usability of the mower.
An issue in the Blades Orientation
Simultaneously, three blades are meant to mow the grass at the same level. In case the mower is not cutting the grass at the same level, it is obvious that the blade. Blades have lost their original orientation. Machinery is supposed to be breaking down its operations but it needs some repairing and starts doing them in a magnificent way. This issue may cause when the cutting deck comes in contact with the ground with a very harsh condition. It can affect the tilting of blades. If the blade gets tilted, it has lost its original orientation. Now, it won’t be giving a cut like it was giving before. Now it needs repairing.
Fix it The fix is the same as unsharpened blades problem fixing. You are meant to visit some mechanic in this regard who will open the deck makes the orientation of all the three blades balanced so that it may give a precise cut to your lawn.
Faulty orientation of blades
There are different happenings with a lawn mower’s deck. It may come in contact with the harsh ground where it has to face many obstacles. Meanwhile, in its operations, a blade or a set of blades gets damaged in such a way that it starts damaging your lawn. Its orientation goes vertically down. When it happens, the blades start interacting with you in a bad way. Other than cutting, its faulty orientation may give cut to the soil which is not suitable for the better health of the grass in the long run. People most often come with the query in this regard the “why their lawn mower of any type like (reel, riding, gas, electric, self propelled, petrol, lightweight, battery, walk behind or mulching) has started damaging the soil of the lawn?”. The answer is so simple that the blades of the mower have lost their original orientation. Losing orientation simply means that the mower’s blade has lost its original place where it should be.
Fixing the issue is simple. But it would need you a mechanic for bringing it into its original form. In this regard, the cutting deck needs to be opened. Finally, the mower’s blade gets fixed at its original place and mowers start giving fine operations.
This article is destined to keep you aware of all the issues regarding the blades of your mower. Fixing in all the scenarios is the same like mower needs to be opened and blades need to be fixed. But, it comes due to different issues in the cutting deck. So stay tuned and get your problems fixed.
Some people accidentally disturb their engine while working on the blade. Then the mowers start giving smoke or gets disturbed in many other ways. Read our article for more details “Why is My Riding Mower Giving Smoke“.
One of the best riding lawn mowers on our suggest list (for all types of grasses) is Craftsman T110. In this mower, you can change the deck to 3 mower blade orientation, mulching, and can even attach the bagger. We have given a proper guide and review of this lawn mower in the provided link above.
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