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I have a x575 4 wheel drive Deere tractor with a 54 inch…

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I have a x575*****John...

I have a x575*****John Deere tractor with a 54 inch mower that both the hydraulic lever and the cutter height knob are frozen in the highest up position. What can I do to unfreeze both?

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To repeat, my X575*****54 inch mower is stuck in the raised position frozen and also the height knob cannot be moved. Iv'e just had it

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Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago
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Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago

The deck is not covered in the tractors owners manual. But the raise/ lower knob on the dash is the likely cause. You can't turn the knob? Hold deck lift in raise and see if you can get the knob to turn, to lower deck level. Once it has moved, it should allow the knob to turn and the deck will lower. You may need a large plier to turn the knob.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I've already tried to turn the knob with a large plier but It resisted strongly. I was afraid to force it further.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Thank you anyway. I'm having someone from the dealership stop by to review.
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago

Were you holding the lift lever to help the strain?

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