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Why do the wheels on my Craftsman Lawn Sweeper lock-up?

The Model Number is: 48624211

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Mark T
Amy,






I am sorry you are having a problem with the sweeper. If the wheels are locking up the problem could be the brush is set too low. I recommend checking the height first. If it is set to the correct height, you will need to remove the wheel and investigate. If you need assistance with this, please reply below with the model number of the sweeper. Once I have the model number, I should be able to provide you with the instructions for cleaning and lubing the drive.






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by Mark T Earned 1,607 community points in Craftsman
October 28th, 2012
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My sweeper is older and doesn't have the chain mechanism but just has a single gear for the sweeper to turn when the wheel turns and its locking up but doesn't lock up when pushed backward. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
by Manage My Life
October 27th, 2012
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Mark T
Allan ,





If the wheels on the sweeper are locking up the problem could be that the brush is set too low. If you have not changed the setting lately I recommend servicing the unit. I posted the instructions for servicing the unit in the images below.



I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance.



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by Mark T Earned 1,607 community points in Craftsman
October 25th, 2012
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Adam C
I have the URL of the complete installation and care instructions for the lawn sweeper at:

managemylife.com/mmh/lis_pdf/OWNM/L0708269.pdf

In addition to numerous bolts and nuts being required to first set up the sweeper, there is the need to periodically go through the unit with a wrench, to make sure none of the tubing supports have loosened.

The words clean, oil and grease appear multiple times with this machine.

And, there is an internal chain drive system located internally, on both wheels of the sweeper.

If the machine is being run "dry" or has been a while since last lubricated, your difficulties could be coming from the machine having to try to overcome too much internal friction.

Oil is good.
by Adam C
October 25th, 2012
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ALLAN FREITAG
Wade I have the 42 " 07124222000 | Model# 24222 and I cannot get the support bars to stay in place. Not sure what I am doing wrong
by ALLAN FREITAG
October 24th, 2012
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This can be caused if the brushes are set too low to the ground. If that's not the case, you will need to pull the wheels off and check the cogs and chains (on both sides). Make sure the chain is running straight from cog to cog and isn't running at an angle that would cause the chain to bind.

You can go

HERE

with the model number to pull the parts drawing to see how the parts are positioned on the sweeper.

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January 3rd, 2012
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January 1st, 2012
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