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Mulch Plug 731-2363

OEM part for: Ryobi, Yard Machines, MTD, Bolens, Yard Man, Troy-Bilt, Poulan, Cub Cadet, Husky

Part Number: 731-2363


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Easy 15-30 minutes (8 rated repairs)?
OEM: Original Equipment Manufacturer ?
RyobiYard MachinesMTDBolensYard ManTroy-BiltPoulanCub CadetHusky
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Product Description ?

This is an authentic OEM supplied replacement item that is specially produced for use on lawn mowers. Mulch plug is secured to the side of the mower deck to keep the grass under the deck for mulching. This makes the grass clippings smaller to be better as mulch since the smaller clippings will decompose quicker releasing their nutrients into the soil. Please note this durable plastic much plug is sold individually.

  • Classification: Part
  • Weight: 0.75 lbs.
  • Shipping: Ships Worldwide

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Compatibility

This Mulch Plug will fit the following 2187 machines. Confirm this part works with your model, and view the detailed model diagrams and repair help we have to offer.

Ryobi

Yard Machines

MTD

Bolens

Yard Man

Troy-Bilt

Poulan

Cub Cadet

Husky

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This item works with the following types of products:

  • Lawn Tractor Parts
  • Lawn Mower Parts

This part replaces obsolete part #: 7311643A, 731-1643A

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  • good
    exact replacement, thank you
    Guest - November 4, 2020 Verified Purchase
    easy repair
    this part was easy to install it fit perfect it took a little longer to arrive than I thought it works great
    Guest - May 2, 2019 Verified Purchase
    Not a good fit
    The part looked to be correct However the fit was extremely tight and required a bit of sanding and a hammer to seat the plug. Once installed it worked it did the job. No more grass catching or trails if cut grass. Delivery was prompt. I would not hesitate using this supplier again.
    Guest - June 6, 2019 Verified Purchase
    Part was correct , thank you
    I cut grass with the plug install, during the cutting cycle, grass clippings did not mulch . I had to rake entire yard to retrieve clippings.
    Guest - July 26, 2020 Verified Purchase

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    Looking for a mulching coveroem-190-116 troy built
    Ray for model number 13at609g766 asked on 2023-11-30
    Hello Ray, Thank you for writing. The Mulch Plug for this model is listed as Part Number: 731-2363. We hope this helps!
    eReplacementParts Team November 30, 2023
    Do you have a video how to install this Mulch plug?
    Dennis for model number 13AM762F765 asked on 2022-09-01
    Hi Dennis, Thank you for your question. We do not have a video for this specific mulch plug, but here is some information that a customer posted on how they installed it, "Took off the spring loaded rubber clipping chute. Installed the mulching black plug into the cutout where the clippings shot out. Lined up the holes and placed a bolt, split washer and nut thru the holes. Held the plug to the mower. 15-20 minute job. Easy to install!" We hope this helps! If you have any questions, please let us know. We are open 7 days a week. We look forward to hearing from you!
    eReplacementParts Team September 01, 2022

    Customer Repair Instructions ?

    All our customer repair instructions are solicited directly from other customers just like you who have purchased and replaced this exact part.

    Easy 15-30 minutes (8 rated repairs)?

    Needed a new mulch plug

    robert - April 23, 2018
    👍 7 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
    Tool Type

    Lawn Tractor

    Difficulty

    Easy

    Time

    Less than 15 minutes

    Tools Used

    Power Drill, Nutdriver

    installed plug with two self tapping screws, easy works great..
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    mulch plug mtd yard machine

    Erich - October 31, 2021
    👍 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
    Tool Type

    Lawn Tractor

    Difficulty

    Medium

    Time

    1-2 hours

    Tools Used

    Power Drill, Wrench Set

    Needed a mulch plug to cut up fall leaves. This is a circa 1999 MTD yard machine tractor. I have long since removed the actual chute so the thrown cuttings would spread rather than pile. The mulch plug fits into the slot nicely but the bolt hole in the plug doesn't line up with anything on the deck to put the bold through. So I put the plug in and used a small C clamp to locate where I needed to drill through the deck. put the short end of the clamp over the hole and tightened down the clamp to the top of the deck. Not too tight because the clamp begins to slip on the plastic mulch plug because it doesn't mount perfectly flush to the bottom of the deck so just tightened it down just short of it shifting off of the hole. Then I scratched the deck on four sides of the clamp on the top of the deck. Removed the clamp and found "about the center of the scratch marks." Doesn't need to be absolutely exact because the mulch plug has a little give. Used a center punch to create a little dimple so the drill wouldn't slip. Drilled the hole, it lined up pretty good and secured with bolt, washer and thumb screw nut. I added a lock washer because things like this always tend to vibrate loose. Works great but the thumb screw loosened a bit so might use a regular nut so I can tighten down more. Made my life a lot easier because it works great and no longer have to keep going back and forth cutting the leaves smaller with each pass and not ending up with a big pile of mulch in rows. If you can use a drill, simple installation.
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    Lawn mower had a rubber chute to shoot the clippings on the ground

    Garry - May 30, 2018
    👍 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
    Tool Type

    Lawn Tractor

    Difficulty

    Easy

    Time

    15-30 minutes

    Tools Used

    Adjustable Wrench

    Took off the spring loaded rubber clipping chute.
    Installed the mulching black plug into the cutout where the clippings shot out.
    Lined up the holes and placed a bolt, split washer and nut thru the holes. Held the plug to the mower.
    15-20 minute job.
    Easy to install!
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    Blades were dull, needed new spark plug and mulch plug

    William - June 25, 2016
    👍 3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
    Tool Type

    Lawn Tractor

    Difficulty

    Easy

    Time

    15-30 minutes

    Tools Used

    Screwdriver, Socket set

    Lift the front of the tractor and put jacks underneath it. Remove the blade nuts from the spindle. Then remove the dull blades. Place the new blades on the spindles and tighten the blade nuts. Then I removed the old spark plug, then gapped the new one at 0.030 then installed it. I then used a nut and bolt to attach the mulch plug to the tractor.
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    I wanted to install a mulch plug on a toro lx 420 riding mower

    STEVE - June 20, 2021
    Tool Type

    Lawn Tractor

    Difficulty

    Medium

    Time

    30-60 minutes

    Tools Used

    Screwdriver, Pliers, Wrench Set

    Removed bag and chute. Installed the mulch plug. It was missing a bolt and lock nut to secure to open part of deck, but I was able to find one in my inventory.
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    Lawn tractor came without a mulch plug

    Donald - May 12, 2021
    Tool Type

    Lawn Tractor

    Difficulty

    Easy

    Time

    Less than 15 minutes

    Tools Used

    Socket set

    1. inserted mulch plug in place.
    2. put 5/16" bolt, 2 flat washers, 1 lock washer, and a hex nut in place.
    3. Tightened said bolt and nut with ratchet / socket set.
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    Needed a mulch plug and new blades. I have a yardman rider and it didn't really fit but without any directions I made it fit.

    Roger - June 7, 2020
    Tool Type

    Lawn Tractor

    Difficulty

    Medium

    Time

    30-60 minutes

    Tools Used

    Power Drill, Wrench Set, Nutdriver

    1. Removed the old discharge chute
    2. Placed plug in the discharge opening, drilled two holes and bolted the plug in place.
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    Decided to start mulching

    James - August 6, 2016
    👍 4 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
    Tool Type

    Lawn Tractor

    Difficulty

    Easy

    Time

    15-30 minutes

    Tools Used

    Socket set, Wrench Set

    Removed the grass chute from the mower deck. Cleaned the underside of the deck. Put in the mulching plug and bolted it in place.
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