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How do I raise the cutting deck on my Craftsman tractor mower?

The mower is a Craftsman Lawn Tractor with a 42" deck. Model number is 247.288811.
When I set the leaver that raises the deck to 5, it raises the blade only 3".

Is there another adjustment?

Craftsman , Lawn Tractors , Lawn Mowers
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Mark T

You might have already checked the tires pressure, but that is something that would cause the deck to be lower. If the tire pressure in all four tires is fine, I recommend checking the level of the deck front to back. The front tip of the blade should only be about 1/4 inch lower. When adjusting the deck, be sure you measure from the cutting edge of the blade to the ground. If all of this checks out fine, I recommend having a service technician come out to service the tractor. Please call 1-800-469-4663 to schedule service.

I hope this is helpful.

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Mark T.
by Mark T Earned 1,649 community points in Craftsman
August 21st, 2012
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