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I was trying to remove the blade which had not been off for a long time. When i tried to loosen the NUT instead of the nut loosening the blade came loose from the shaft. I now have a stuck nut and the blade spins freely. Any options for getting the nut off because all it does is spin the shaft and i have no way to keep it from spinning. The blade now spins freely around the shaft. Any help is appreciated.
 

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Welcome to the forum kents99. Try taking the spark plug out and stuff a length of rope into the cylinder. As you turn the nut, the rope will compress in the cylinder against the top of the piston acting as a stop, and keeps the pto shaft from turning. You might try an impact on the nut too. I have one of these in my tool box, and use it fairly often. It's pretty inexpensive, and gets the job done. For those not familiar with this sort of impact wrench, you twist it in the direction you want to apply force, in this case to loosen, and strike the end of the impact with a hammer. It may take several blows to loosen the nut.
 

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....I have one of these in my tool box, and use it fairly often. It's pretty inexpensive, and gets the job done. For those not familiar with this sort of impact wrench, you twist it in the direction you want to apply force, in this case to loosen, and strike the end of the impact with a hammer. It may take several blows to loosen the nut.
Now I'm going to have to buy one of those. Never saw a manual impact wrench like that before. :cool
 

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Welcome to the forum kents99. Try taking the spark plug out and stuff a length of rope into the cylinder. As you turn the nut, the rope will compress in the cylinder against the top of the piston acting as a stop, and keeps the pto shaft from turning. You might try an impact on the nut too. I have one of these in my tool box, and use it fairly often. It's pretty inexpensive, and gets the job done. For those not familiar with this sort of impact wrench, you twist it in the direction you want to apply force, in this case to loosen, and strike the end of the impact with a hammer. It may take several blows to loosen the nut.
I must thank you, sir...for this help.
I have two of these impact tools....last used 20 years ago?
Even then and with the rope trick which works 100% !
I had to pound and hammer. .
I think that the nut was on for 30 years..
I checked out the LawnBoy site....NOT ONE WORD on this task !
Again, I will give my thanks ..
 
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