How does one go about replacing the clutch return spring on this lawn mower? The spring must be attached to the idler pulley and then threaded through the chassis to an obvious anchor point. Is there a special tool for this? It's a fairly stiff spring that could cause some knuckle busting. Thanks
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1. Raise attatchment lift lever to its highest position
2. Slide the mower deck under the tractor with deflector shield (grass Chute) to right side of tractor
3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position
4.. Connect the front links to the mower deck and secure with the retainer springs.
5. Connect thye suspension arms to the rear deck brackets and secure with their retainer springs.
6. Connect the anti-sway bar to the chassis bracket and secure with the retainer spring.
7. Push the clutch cable housing guide into the bracket, and slide the collar onto the guide and
secure it with the large retainer spring.
8. Place the flat washer and clutch spring on the idler pulley bolt and secure them with the small
9. Re-install the blade belt onto the engine pulley it goes on.
The spring will be attached to the tensioner pully right on top, there is a threaded bolt with nut holding the spring on, I just had to order the clutch cable because the spring broke, from rubbing on metal when engaging and disengaging the clutch lever.
You can go to www.Searspartsdirect.com and put you units model number in and order the cable yourself. They can ship it right to your house and you can swap the cable yourself with just simple hand tools.
You can see the details on the idler attachment in the parts schematic when you are ordering your new cable.
There are many springs on a riding mower. Is it the clutch spring, the idler pulley spring, or maybe the blade brake springs. There are also springs on the brakes and even under the set. Please be more specific.
could be one of two things - if the clutch pedal just kinda flops and doesn't spring back, the clutch tensioner spring has broken. lift the hood and look at the frame on the front, right side, you'll probably see what's left of the spring hook hanging there - not easy to replace if you've never done it, take it to a shop - OR, an idler on the drive belt pivot has fallen off or broken...easier, but still some work. the small clunk you heard has me leaning toward the spring