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I have a craftsman riding mower i went over some hidden roots now when i turn on the lever to start the blades to cut nothing happens.

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Check blade bolts and all belts

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You probably bent a blade into the deck. Its possible that something else is wedged in between the blade and deck. You can set the front wheels on a block and look under the deck. With mower off and blade disengaged, see if blades turn freely. Check each blade seprately.

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Roger....Possibly you have knocked of the drive belt

Posted on Jun 09, 2014

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SOURCE: 21hp 46 sears mower

Go to a Sears store.

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