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I have a model A21A42 and am trying to level the mower

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I have a model A21A42 and am trying to level the mower deck.. I can't locate the adjustment nut. The manual diagram shows it on the left rear in front of rear tire.

Mechanic's Assistant: What's the make and model of the mower? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

Model A21A42 about 10 years old

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Not at this time

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 11 months ago
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What is the model and serial number of this machine.
Model number provided doesn't pull anything up to reference by
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Model 93606000 / A175G42 SN 012513D030168
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
No Thank you. Typing is fine
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Are you sending me instructions?
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 11 months ago
Follow the link
https://www.partstree.com/parts/ariens/mowers-lawn-garden-tractor/936060-ariens-42-lawn-garden-tractor-b-s-gear-sn-000002-000002/mower-lift/You have 2 nuts on bottom of the hangers that you tighten to raise the deck and loosen to lower the deck
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
where are they located?
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 11 months ago
One is on each side of the machine.
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