Re: Honda Push Mower and Bent Shaft
You can darned near buy a new motor for $400, replacing the crank shouldn't run you more than maybe $150. The real question is, did you actually bend the shaft or did you merely twist up the blade? I too found an immovable object with a mower once and it hosed the blade, the motor and shaft were just fine.
There is a slot in the motor shaft that holds a soft metal key. This key indexes into the blade mount. The whole purpose of this key is to shear and prevent damage to the motor shaft, should the blade meet such an immovable object.
I too second the recommendation of getting another opinion on the condition of your motor.
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