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Lawnmower repairs

I have a Hussqvarna pushing lawnmower and the body near the wheel has a crack about 2 to 3 inches in the metal, is it worth fixing? I don't have a welder nor i'm any good at it, a little sloppy at it and need practice. The mower is about 3 years old.
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Limited info, and confusing, but why not repair it ? What is your alternative, a new mower ?
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a little weld is cheaper than a new mower, if that is the only issue.
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I've had stress cracks like that, and as a temporary measure, have drilled one or two holes along the crack and then placed a bolt with some reinforced fender washers on it, both inside and out, and spread the stress out.

Problem is that some of my "temporary" fixes have lasted 5 of more years, and I have stopped thinking about making permanent fixes . . . . like a proper weld might be.
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The last season I barely got by with it. Everytime I use it the wheel will go in a 90 degrees sideway and I had to kick it straight evertime it goes sideway. The metal get pulled out forcing the wheel to sideway. The welders in this area won't give me a exact amount to fix because they don't know how long it going to take and some don't want to touch it. By looking online it seems to be a common problem.
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OMG! Somebody said the L word (lawnmower)! How can you even think about that? I hate mowing the lawn. I love snowblowing. Just the thought of mowing the lawn makes me light headed. Excuse me, I've got to take my meds and go lay down. Please forgive me O Great Head Snowblower, I didn't mean to say the L word.


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If it's a steel deck clean it really well and buy the Harbor Freight welder for under a hundred and do it yourself. Cheaper than a new mower and you have a tool and new skill.
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I wouldn't put $100 into it.

I have no idea about the warranty, but look into it. The deck may be covered on a 3 year old mower as Husqvarna offers a 3 year warranty.

In terms of welding, you can find a cheap propane torch kit at HD for $50 which should be satisfactory for this purpose. BTW, the deck is probably steel.

See if you can find a replacement deck, used.

My best choice: Husqvarna is giving $50 on a trade-in.
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Jeeze, This is the 2nd Husky I've heard about cracking decks on.
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If it's a steel deck clean it really well and buy the Harbor Freight welder for under a hundred and do it yourself. Cheaper than a new mower and you have a tool and new skill.
This seems like a reasonable point, at least if you were going to buy a new mower as the alternative.

You can at least drill a hole at the end of a crack, to stop it from getting longer.

If you can drill some extra holes and bolt some metal strips across it, that might help reinforce it for the moment.

But welding it seems like a better idea. It could be a good reason to buy a useful tool, for less than the price of a new mower. Though if you know someone who can weld it for free/cheap, even better, of course.

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