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How do I install the torsion spring for my side discharge lawn mower?

I have a Craftsman 22" mulching mower with a side discharge that I recently inherited. The model # is 917.387470. The mulching plate was missing and I ordered one from Sears Parts. When installing I could not simply snap it on as it showed in the manual, so I had to remove the hinge pin and torsion spring. Now, for the life of me I cannot replace the torsion spring properly. I went to the store to see if they were the same type, but sure enough its a different style hinge pin and spring on the new models. Any suggestions? Diagrams or pictures would help. Thanks!

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afritz afritz
I understand that you want to install the torsion spring on your lawn mower. I have taken some time to research your question here on the Manage My Life website and I noticed that someone else had asked a similar question with a posted response from an expert. I attached the link below for you to view. I hope the link that I provided is helpful. Have a nice day.
by afritz afritz Earned 1,250 community points in Craftsman
September 17th, 2011
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