uneven cutting - Craftsman lawn tractor

Have 42" Craftsman lawn tractor and am having difficulty getting a even cut. I level the deck with the adjustment bolts and the bottom of the deck measures the same on both sides. (attempted to measure the blade height on each side but difficult to get a accurate measurement) Still getting a uneven cut - appears the extreme left side of the cut is 1/4 inch or so lower. Suggestions on how to get a accurate adjustment? Thanks,
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On Aug 5, 5:59�pm, jadunn13_at_yahoo_dot snipped-for-privacy@foo.com (hillclimber) wrote:

Measuring the deck height dosn't matter if a spacer is missing on one of the spindles, or put back on incorrectly. Both blades have to have the same height from the ground.
Measure the distance from the underside of the deck (close to the spindle) to the blade. Make sure you are measuring from the same deck height because some decks have areas pressed intot hem that will be a different height. Or, if you can rotate one blade so that it is close to touching the other blade, both should be the same. If not, disassemble and find the problem. You may have to take the blades off to figure it out.
Good luck,
Hank
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On Aug 5, 4:59pm, jadunn13_at_yahoo_dot snipped-for-privacy@foo.com (hillclimber) wrote:

The way I set mine is; I make a standard out of a small piece of 2X4 cut to the height I desire. I park on concrete & put it under the various blades then, adjust the deck so that the end fo the blade just touches the block of wood. i then adjust the wheels on the deck to 3/4" from the ground. Btw have you checked your tires? A low tire can cause uneven cutting too.
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(hillclimber) wrote:

cut to the height I desire. I park on concrete & put it under the various blades then, adjust the deck so that the end fo the blade just touches the block of wood. i then adjust the wheels on the deck to 3/4" from the ground. Btw have you checked your tires? A low tire can cause uneven cutting too.
The Craftsman manual when addressing cutting problems says you should make sure all tires have the correct air pressure. Probably wouldn't notice a difference when measuring but when you add your weight to the tractor it would probably affect the cutting height on the low tire side.
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tractor which is why I gave up and cut it with a push mower now..Plus I got tired of friggin with it , belts , batteries , ect...It was always something...LOL...After they get a few years old THEY SUCK....Unless you get one of the big dollar ones....Perhaps one of the arms that hold the deck is bent ??? Been there and done that too...LOL...Oh , and LOSE the sucko company crap.....
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