Gas Walk-Behind Mower: Uneven cuts
If the mower isn't cutting the grass evenly, first make sure that the wheels are set at the same height. If a wheel is damaged, replace it to ensure that the mower travels evenly over the lawn.
Also check that the blade is sharp and undamaged. A dull blade tatters rather than slices the ends of the grass, leaving the tips brown and dry. A damaged blade is off balance, so it cuts unevenly. Replace the blade if it's damaged.
Replace a lawn mower blade
A dull or damaged blade won't cut grass evenly. For safety and for a cleaner cut, replace a mower blade that's chipped, broken or otherwise damaged. If the mower vibrates too much, check the mower blade for damage because a bent or unbalanced blade can cause mower vibrations.
Replace a lawn mower wheel
The lawn mower won't move with a broken wheel. A damaged wheel can cause uneven grass cuts. If the wheel on a walk-behind mower is damaged, replace it with one that matches the size on the opposite side of the mower.
These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your walk-behind lawn mower.
Replace the ignition coil if it isn't sending electric current to the spark plug when you pull the recoil starter rope.
The flywheel key couples the flywheel to the engine crankshaft. Replace the flywheel key if it's broken.
The drive cable engages the transmission to spin the drive wheels and move the mower across the grass. Replace the drive cable if it's broken or frozen up inside the sheath.
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