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Lawn Mower Problem

Hi all,

Hoping I can get a bit of help. I have the Hayter Harrier 41 Pro which I only purchased for use this season so only done about 4 and a bit months worth of cutting so far, and I only cut grass 3 days per week, and today as I was loading it into the van this massive spring fell out of it and was clearly broken off at one end. The mower still seems to run OK but the height adjustment is noticeably more difficult to do so I am wondering if it something to do with that. Anybody know what it is or had a similar thing happen? I'll post a picture of the spring now. Many thanks all.

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    To me it looks like a tension spring off of the levers on the handles. I dont own thie model so could be completely wrong.

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    Is it under warranty? Can you not take it back.

    Even so, it's a simple fix for your local tech.

    • Yes, the mower has a 2 year commercial warranty. Just want to see if anybody knows what the problem is so I can decide whether or not it is safe to use it tomorrow before I get chance to go to the dealer on Thursday.

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    https://www.diyspareparts.com/parts/hayter/diagrams/379a-400000000-...

    Number 22? 

    Cutter deck counter balance spring looks favorite to me....

    Has it received a bump or heavy jolt in storage or transit or has it been dropped?

    Hayter Harrier 41 Pro (379) Autodrive FS Lawnmower (379A 400000000 and up) Parts Diagram, Deck & Gr…
    View Hayter Harrier 41 Pro (379) Autodrive FS Lawnmower (379A 400000000 and up) Parts Diagram , Deck & Grassbox to easily locate and buy the spares t…
    • I agree, it does look like that. No it hasn't been dropped and I wasn't aware it had had any particularly bad bumps other than the usual day to day knocks. At least it's cheap if it is that part!

    • That's exactly what it was. £5 replacement part and 40 mins or so at my mechanic's and all done. Didn't even bother going back to the dealer. Thanks to all for assistance.

  • It's an easy fix . Theres a rod the runs from the roller to the front wheels.  It goes on the rod . Take blade and rear part of underside deck off , you'll see where it goes . You can run it without the spring till you get a replacement,  but you'll notice the machine is heavier to adjust . 15 min job max 

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