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Pulley belt How do I find a manual on here or a diagragm that will show me how to replace the belt under the deck?

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  • bgcooper Oct 11, 2008

    My craftsman tractor spun off the primary mower belt and i have no manual to fall back on. Any advise would be helpful.

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Check on or around the cutting deck [where belt is found]; most mowers have the belt layout stamped on the metal... if not than possibly a sticker [since this is a standard user function].

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I need help putting rear end back together on a 10 hp30 Murray riding lawnmower


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you must go to the supplier manufactue to request service manual for this procedure. However you can do this:
Remove the mower deck:
  1. Make sure that the parking brake is locked.
  2. Place scrap lumber under the front and rear of the deck.
  3. Use the deck lever to lower the deck.
  4. Remove attachments from the deck.
  5. Remove the blade drive belt from the front pulley.
  6. Remove the front and rear deck fasteners, following instructions in your owner's manual.
  7. Use the deck lever to raise the deck.
  8. Remove the scrap lumber.
  9. Remove the deck from under the mower.
Adjust the drive belt:
  1. Remove the belt from the large idler pulley.
  2. Remove the belt from the adjustable idler pulley.
  3. Carefully remove the spring-loaded large idler pulley.
  4. Loosen the adjustable idler pulley and move it slightly toward the rear of the mower to tighten it-or move it toward the front to loosen it-and retighten the pulley.
  5. Replace the belt.
  6. Check belt tension and readjust as needed.
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If you have an Owner's Manual,it will inform you,in the Manual how to go about removing and replacing a tractor drive belt. There is a decal under the left or right foot board,informing the operator how to install the belt correctly. This is a long belt.that runs from the pulley on the Transaxle to the upper pulley on the bottom of the motor. This could be a hard repair to do,if the mower deck is installed. I have removed and replaced this belt,by lowering the mower deck all the way down. I would recommend,that you remove the deck,much easier.to replace the drive belt. This is also is in the Owner's Manual.under," How to remove the mower deck". Hope this answer your question. Sincerely,Brad Locke DTD. 12/03/15

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My Motion Drive Belt slipped of it's pulley on a Husqvarna Riding Mower Model 917-289570. Do I have to remove the rear tire to put the belt back on?


i had a 2148. you remove the mower deck as the first step. feed the belt over the pulley on top the transmission, then put it over the engine pulley. then have someone push the clutch pedal in so the tensioner pulley moves, put the belt in the guide pulley and on the tensioner. release the clutch put the deck back on and you are good to go. notice there are little keepers welded to the frame for the front, engine, pulley and it is easy to mistakenly put the belt over them instead of under them.

a general rule is that a pulley shaped like a Vee takes the V of the belt whilst a pulley which is flat takes the flat back of the belt. if you bear that in mind you will not have a problem putting belts back on. also there is a little decal on top the deck showing how the deck belt and deck drive belt go.

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I need a manual or step by step instructions to change the belt on my Toro Personal Pace mower


The mower should be drained of gas and drain the motor oil before starting procedure.
Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug.
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Motor side of the belt:
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Remove two bolts under the lawn mower body which holds the top cover over the drive belt.
Remove the belt guard that is around the pulley on the crank shaft.
Then work the belt around the blade and off the the drive pulley.
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While blade is removed, sharpen or replace as necessary.
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Transmission side of the belt:

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Remove the "S" clip on handle for speed / traction cable
Remove the plastic "Rear Baffle" two screws on each side on frame in front of rear wheels one screw in the rear

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With the baffle removed, rotate the drive shaft and transmission to gain access
to the pulley drive belt guard, it is held in place with three screws.
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Once belt guard is removed, you can easily remove the drive belt

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Reverse procedure to replace the belt.
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I have a Sears Garden Tractor with a 48" mower deck. By working in long, thick grass I broke the mower belt -- not the one that transmits power from the engine, but the belt that sits in a pulley on...


I believe that tensioner pully has to be loosend up and moved.
Here are the instructions for this.
  • Place the deck in the lowest position using the hydraulic piston (if applicable) or the manual cutting-height adjuster.

  • 2

    Remove the deck-to-PTO belt from the PTO by releasing tension on the idler-arm pulley. This is a spring-loaded handle that turns in only one direction by hand and relieves the tension on the belt. Slip the deck-to-PTO belt off the PTO pulley after the tension is relieved.

  • 3

    Remove the deck from underneath the mower or tractor.

  • 4

    Locate any belt stops and loosen them with the ratchet wrench and proper socket. Belt stops are located on the deck and are the small metal brackets that guide and secure the belt to the pulleys so it will not jump off when under heavy use, or stretch from normal wear.

  • 5

    Remove any pulley covers by removing the retaining screws using the ratchet wrench and a socket.

  • 6

    Loosen the idler-pulley retaining bolt (located on the underside of the mower deck) to replace the deck-to-PTO belt. Removing the bolt is not necessary. Loosen the pulley enough to wiggle the belt free from the pulley and remove and replace the belt.

  • 7

    Remove any arbor covers (if applicable) that conceal the arbor pulleys by removing the retaining screws with the ratchet wrench and a socket to replace the mower arbor belt.

  • 8

    Locate the tensioner pulley on the mower arbor belt to replace it. Loosen the tensioner pulley bolt enough to slide it and release tension from the belt. Remove the belt from the arbor pulleys and replace it.

  • 9

    Slide the tensioner pulley back leaving about 1/2-inch of play in the belt and tighten the bolt. Reverse the procedure to put the rest of the mower deck back together and reinstall on the mower or tractor.

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    I have a Toro LX466 riding mower. The drive belt


    How to replace the drive belt on a Toro LX466 Lawn Tractor

    1. Jack up the front of the mower-place a couple of blocks under the front wheels (retaining wall blocks from your flower bed work great). Block the back wheels so the mower won't roll off the front blocks.

    1. Remove the battery and battery compartment from under the seat. You can now see the cooling fan blade under the seat. The belt runs from the pulley directly under the fan to the front of the tractor.

    2. Lower the mower deck to its lowest position. Remove the deck hanger rod from the slots in the front of the mower deck.

    3. Remove the metal rod guard below the engine pulley. It's held in place on one side with a bolt, and the other side with a cotter pin.

    4. Take a large pair of channel lock pliers (about 18 in long work great) and clamp them down directly on the engine pulley, but not so tightly you distort the pulley.

    5. Remove the bolt from the pulley. It's a right-handed bolt, so turn it counter-clockwise to remove.

    6. Slide the pulley down the shaft until you can work the belt off. If the belt is too tight, then remove the spring from the idler pulley under the tractor. It's hooked on a bolt near the side of the tractor. You can remove it by grabbing the end of the spring with a pair of needle-nose vise-grips and slipping the end off the bolt. Then remove the old belt from the tractor.

    7. Take a new belt (preferably Kevlar) and start at the back of the tractor (with the pulley under the cooling fan) and thread it through to the front of the tractor. The flat side of the belt rests against the idler pulley with the flat sides.

    8. Work the belt over the engine pulley and slide it back on the shaft. Tighten the bolt on the engine pulley hand tight. Then check the belt to make sure it hasn't slipped out of the groove on the cooling fan pulley.

    9. Clamp the engine pulley with the channel lock pliers and tighten the bolt.

    10. Make sure the belt is routed correctly on the idler pulleys. If you had to remove the spring on the idler pulley, replace it. You can do this by grabbing it with the needle-nose vise-grips and placing it on the bolt-make sure it's above the washer. Then remove the vise-grips and gently pry it over with a small screwdriver until it slips into place.

    11. Replace the metal guard below the engine pulley. Hook the mower deck back onto the deck hanger. Replace the battery compartment and battery. Unblock the mower.

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    Belt diagram


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    l l -
    l l x x = outside deck pulley
    back deck pulley =x
    motor to idle to outside
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    idle pulley (x)
    lx tension pulley
    / l_______
    the deck running belt left deck (X ________________ ____ x)

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    Owners manual


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    It's fun to ride around the yard on the mower, watching scrubby grass (and weeds) turn into trimmed lawn. However, when the grass looks as bad after you mow as it did before, or the mower doesn't want to start, riding mowers aren't as much fun. That's when it's time to put on your Fix-It Club hat and have some more fun.

    A riding lawn mower is a gas-powered machine for cutting grass. The engine turns a rotating blade that cuts the top off the grass blades to a specified height. The operator sits atop the mower on a tractor-type seat with speed and height controls nearby. Riding mowers also can be used to pull small utility carts for other yard jobs.

    To remove the mower deck:
    1. Make sure that the parking brake is locked.
    2. Place scrap lumber under the front and rear of the deck.
    3. Use the deck lever to lower the deck.
    4. Remove attachments from the deck.
    5. Remove the blade drive belt from the front pulley.
    6. Remove the front and rear deck fasteners, following instructions in your owner's manual.
    7. Use the deck lever to raise the deck.
    8. Remove the scrap lumber.
    9. Remove the deck from under the mower.
    To adjust the drive belt:
    1. Remove the belt from the large idler pulley.
    2. Remove the belt from the adjustable idler pulley.
    3. Carefully remove the spring-loaded large idler pulley.
    4. Loosen the adjustable idler pulley and move it slightly toward the rear of the mower to tighten it[md]or move it toward the front to loosen it—and retighten the pulley.
    5. Replace the belt.
    6. Check belt tension and readjust as needed.

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