Introduction: Replace Broken Spindles on Riding Mower
This is how you change a broken Spindle on a Riding Lawn Mower. .
The pictures and Video show how to remove from a Husqvarna YTH 24K48 model.
This particular model is a Husqvarna, but this is the same on several different models including Craftsman
Step 1: Step 1
Remove Deck from Riding Lawn Mower, this is different on all lawn mowers.
This is on a Husqvarna model YTH 24K48. .
Flat Screw Driver
Socket Wrench and sockets
Short piece of wood
Grease gun and grease
Step 2: Step 2
Turn deck over and remove blade, using a impact wrench helps, but it can be loosen with wrenches. Take bolt loose from top pulley and remove the 4 bolts holding the Spindle with a socket. Screw the big nut back on the pulley, until nut is flush to the top ( if t doesn't come off easy). Take a Rubber mallet and gently tap the top until it loosens the pulley.
PS you might want to put a board between the pulley and deck, because you can hit your hand. I forgot this step, OUCH!!!
Step 3: Step 3
Now place the new Spindle from the bottom of the deck, aligning the spacer plate with the bolt holes.
Start the bolts and tighten with a Socket wrench.
Do not use the impact wrench on these, use a socket wrench
Step 4: Step 4
Reinstall the Pulley, if your model had a spacer washer, be sure to put it back on. Install the big nut and tighten with a impact wrench.
If you don't have a impact wrench, use a Socket wrench.
Step 5: Step 4
Add Grease to the new Spindle, pump until it comes out the top or bottom.
Step 6: Step 6
Sharpen the blades before you reinstall them. I used my impact wrench again, to tighten the bolts, it's handy, but you can use wrenches. Just hold the blade with gloves or wedge a board between the blade and deck.
PS, be sure and put the blades back on the way you took them off.
Step 7: Finish
Reinstall the Deck and Belt, now you are ready to mow again.
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