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How to adjust blades and deck height on Craftsman 42" Lawn Tractor?

Craftsman Lawn Tractor, 20.0 HP 42" Mower
Model No. 917.288110

1. I changed blades to Mulching Blades #7133178 and when I disengage the blades I can hear them clanging on something as they are slowing down. Do they need to be positioned in a certain way? They are securely on the star center.

2. Also, when adjusting the deck - how high should the deck be from the ground in highest position and lowest position. In other words; for each number I can adjust it to what is the height of the deck from the ground?

Thanks for your help.

Craftsman , Lawn Mowers , Lawn Tractors
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Manage My Life
by Manage My Life
May 11th, 2011
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Mark T
by Mark T Earned 57,382 community points in Craftsman
May 12th, 2011
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