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Peter Bagley, Toyota mastertech
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  master tech at Toyota dealer
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I was cutting my grass and hit something causing my blade to

Customer Question

I was cutting my grass and hit something causing my blade to bend and my mower shut down and and it wont even turn over and I have charged the battery
JA: What's the make and model of the mower? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: its refurbished its a craftsman 29000
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: ought it 3 weeks ago first time cutting anything yes to a certain point
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: ive taken the blade off to see if that's the problem but nope it wont start
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
is it possible that I blew the engine
Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 10 months ago.

Hello and welcome to just answer. I value your input to my questions so I may help you better. I'm worried you may have damaged the crankshaft when you say the blade is bent. What I would do is take the blade off pull the spark plug out and try to turn id manual with a wrench or socket and bar. If it don't turn then you may have serious problems.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The blade turns freely
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
the blade moves freely I turned it with my hand
Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 10 months ago.

Well thats good news , now take the sapark pugs ot to see if you have compression and spark.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 10 months ago.

Let me know and we can continue.