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Flywheel shaft key victory

fixing a broken flywheel shaft key on a Craftsman mulching push mower

24 inch Pittsburgh pry bar:   $4.99

Bostitch AnitiVibe hammer:  $23.49

Bag of flywheel shaft keys:   $6.99

Knowing I can do this operation in the future instead of packing the mower to a local mechanic:   Priceless!

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Comment by Mona Tue Jun 5 21:29:17 2012
Mona --- My sentiments exactly! I was so impressed! Less time to do it himself than to load the lawnmower in the car and take it to our mechanic, even though he only lives a mile down the road.
Comment by anna Wed Jun 6 07:56:38 2012
Really REALLY , tighten the nut on top of the crank shaft, The key is only there for timing purposes , the taper on the crank / flywheel is supposed to stop movement between the two as long as the nut is super tight .
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