Picked up a HT23 a few weeks back. Spent some time cleaning it up,painting and fixing things. Went to mow with it yesterday and relized it was blowing clipping and what not out the front as much as out the side chute. I didn't notice when cleaning and painting but after inspection today I see that the bottom of the spindles and the entire blades are lower the the edges of the deck. Is this the way Bolens designed these decks or has someone replaced the spindles with some that are to long. I'll post pics and deck model tomorrow.