Introduction: Replace Broken Spindles on Riding Mower

About: Hi my name is David, I like to make things out of Wood, also like to take things apart and fixed them.

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. .

Tools needed:


Flat Screw Driver

Impact wrench

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.

Thanks for checking out my Instructable, hope it helped.