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Hello welcome to just welcome.. My name is Bill..
What is the model of the mower you have?
we are talking about putting the mulch plug on the side correct?
Im gonna send you a video this may help you its very easy to do
ok idk if the video i sent you will help.. Let me check your pictures..
i did leave you a message on the number is ***** in the picture
ok give me a min to explain it to you..
Right now you have the pin in the mulch plug..
you have to remove the pin from the mulch plug but leave the spring where it is..
put the mulch plug to the mower with the mulch plug up.. work the pin in from one side when the pin get close to the spring you have to wind the spring around it will be tough then push the pin through the spring and to the other side..
no trick maybe a pair of pliers
i do have a last min thought.. is the spring new and the original part?
The only other thought i had was the spring might be broken
they dont even show the spring. you have to buy the whole thing.
i hope this helped?
if this answered your question please accept the answer
can you take a pic of just the spring alone?
I dont have a pic on hand i might have on at the shop and will be there tomorrow. So i will Opt out and you are more then welcomed to close the transaction if you are going to a shop tomorrow..I wish you will sorry we couldnt solve your issuse
Your picture ending in 138, is the upper hinge where the pin goes through Lay the flap upside down so you can see where the two ears on the flap attach to the upper ears. Then remove the pin, and hold the spring so its one ear of spring goes in the slot showing through the flap. Slip in the pin and through the aping as you insert the pin, into the last ear. The pin should be pressed into place and stay in position, holding aping under tension and keeping the flap in the up position. Te video is of a similar type mower, but not the same as the craftsman.
The spring has to be in the upper flap and tensioned as you slip the pin through the spring.
I assume you have this age from the owners manual.
The spring pushes against the second flap. you can just see the spring in the second picture, showing the lower flap. Hold the spring end up, as you slip in the lower flap!