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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
as far as i know, there is no diagram available for the cable replacement. it is covered briefly in the owner's manual, but the best way to do it is to study carefully how the old one is routed, and replace a step at a time
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
If the cable is broken, replace it. If not have someone sit in the seat and engage the blades (WITH THE ENGINE OFF) while you check to see if the belt tightens up when it is engaged. It is possible that it is dirty and/or rusty and not letting the engagement pulley do its job
Posted on Sep 14, 2009
Sounds like the belt is stretched or the tension spring has become detached or stretched. Also check that the pulleys are mounted solidly and run flat and do not wobble. Also check that the idler are has not cracked and twisted (mine did last month and then threw a chukof steel out sideways).
Posted on Sep 30, 2009
SOURCE: my craftsman 18.0 42" lawn
First check to make sure you can turn each blade by hand, with the mower off. If neither blade spindle is frozen remove the deck and make sure all the pulleys move freely and function like they should. The cable should have been operating a spring loaded pulley arm that applied tension to the deck belt to make the blades function. Some times build up with block that from moving or rust will make it stick.
Posted on May 26, 2011
SOURCE: Found large spring at end
There are 4 pulleys on your deck. Two for the blades, these are the big ones on the outsides. To the insides there are two, one on left side is an idler and the one on the right is a tenioning pulley that hooks to the blade engage lever throught the cable you found. Look on top of this pulley and see if it has a piece sticking up. If so the spring at the end of the cable attaches here. Slide it over. You also need to find the clip that goes through the little hole in the end that keeps it from sliding off. Make sure that the cable is properly routed and attached near the back of the deck. If it is still attached, good, if not you will have to find that pin also.
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Posted on Jul 10, 2011
Testimonial: "I tracked down the problem,hooked up the cable, put the pin back in, got the blades to engage before I got your response.Thank you just the same."
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