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7000 zero turn mower. control arms are hitting in the center drive position. how do I adjust them?
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Model###-##-#### (26 HP Briggs & Stratton Engine W/ 52" mower)
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 years ago
Are the arms bent or is it the center shaft the arms mount to? There is no (adjustment) as such. If the mounting shaft is lose, it has a nut that can be tightend to take up the slack.
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