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What is the purpose of these Springs? #4718691
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Working on a JD LX280. Changing fluids, belts, blades, etc. I noticed these springs just sort of dangling about the deck hanging brackets. They must have some purpose. Any ideas?



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Re: What is the purpose of these Springs? [Re: Gebo] #4718699
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Dunno what the springs are for, but pretty sure that the bolt is to keep then there.

Re: What is the purpose of these Springs? [Re: Gebo] #4718728
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Must be a "cure" for some small rattling that was happening.


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Re: What is the purpose of these Springs? [Re: Gebo] #4718741
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Something to do what whatever goes in the empty bolt hole?


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Re: What is the purpose of these Springs? [Re: Gebo] #4718777
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It's 25 and 26 in attached pic


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Re: What is the purpose of these Springs? [Re: Gebo] #4718785
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It appears its keeping the deck level on the john Deere,,,call the dealer or go by there...


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Re: What is the purpose of these Springs? [Re: Gebo] #4718803
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Are your springs in upside down?


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Re: What is the purpose of these Springs? [Re: Gebo] #4718843
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Does the bolt even have a purpose?

Is the bolt a stop of some sort that compresses?

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Re: What is the purpose of these Springs? [Re: Gebo] #4718848
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The spring is there so the bolt doesn't vibrate out.

The bolt is there to support the spring.

Re: What is the purpose of these Springs? [Re: eljefino] #4718912
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I love that explanation, and at cursory glances of such equipment over the years, that's as good as any. wink


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Re: What is the purpose of these Springs? [Re: Trav] #4718989
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Originally Posted By: Trav
Are your springs in upside down?


How the he.. would I know? hehehe

Trav, I just got this mower for the church. Changing belt, filters, blades, etc. As I was putting deck back on I noticed the springs and they about as useless as a ...


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Re: What is the purpose of these Springs? [Re: Gebo] #4719104
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Allows some controlled movement to take place from my angle.


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Re: What is the purpose of these Springs? [Re: Gebo] #4719327
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It appears to me that the bolt is a shoulder bolt so it soesn't compress the spring. I also think that the spring is incorrectly installed. Its purpose is to keep some tension on item #23 bell-crank. Ed


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