Question about Ariens 34 In. Zoom Series Riding Mower

1 Answer

Ariens sierra 1440G belt configuration

I recently pulled my cutting deck off to clean it. I went to put it all back together and I think I have put the belt on the wrong way because the blades wont spin anymore when they are engaged, the pully just spins becuase the belt is too loose.Is there somewhere I can get a diagram of how the belt is set out or is there something that I need to tighten in order to get friction on the belt/pulley

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    PULLEYS TURN BELT SLACK

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 37 Answers

Hi, you may have more than one problem. There should be one belt from the mower deck going to the electric clutch pulley which is on the engine shaft. On the shaft there are two pulleys, one belt comes from the mower deck, and the other comes from the transaxle pulley. check to see if your belts are in the right areas.

If this doesn’t work for you, please write back. Thanks,

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

While i was cutting my grass my tractor istop and backed up to cut some grass that i had missed i then put it to forward gear then my mower did`nt go forward. i removed my mowing deck and checked my belts...


sounds like you might either have the wrong size belt or its not routed correctly. if you provide the model number i can show you diagram and part number (size) of belt.

Jul 08, 2014 | Craftsman Garden

1 Answer

Mower deck will not shut off


did you get a belt that is to tight/short?

May 13, 2012 | Garden

1 Answer

Why dose my john deere ltr 180 have smoke near currung deck when i put the cutting deck down


the only thing other than a frozen pulley it could be check the routing of the belt it is rubbing somewhere.

Sep 08, 2017 | John Deere Garden

1 Answer

I think that I over tightened the lock nut on one side (not using a tort wrench) after changing the mowing blades. I don't think it is cutting now. When I take the blades off from cutting, one blade...


there is a star shaped, or other, pattern on the bottom of the mandrel which fixes it into the blade. this has stripped so the blade is freewheeling on the mandrel. if you cannot remove the blade bolt, I think you are going to have to remove the deck and take it to a fabrication or machine shop to have them remove the blade from the mandrel. then you buy a new mandrel and a new blade, at a small engine repair shop, put it back together. take a picture of the top of the deck before you remove the deck belt so you know how to put it back on after you have the new mandrel bolted in. if it is old you may just want to replace all the mandrels while you are at it. they are less than 50 bucks each.

Aug 24, 2011 | Toro Garden

1 Answer

The mower blades don't properly engage. It appears the blades are turning before you actually flip the lever to engage them. Not sure if belt needs replaced or adjusted or something else is wrong.


This can happen when the engaging mechanism on the mower deck can not move properly. This could be because there is debris on the deck that is causing interference. It can also happen if you have some corrosion on the deck that is resisting proper operation. So, clean the deck, this is best done by removing the deck. It usually is not very hard to remove, just remember what you pulled off and how it goes to put it back together. There may be half a dozen pins to pull and then move the cable or linkage, raise the mechanism and the deck should slide out pretty easy. Inspect and clean the deck. Then manually manipulate the tensioning pulley, this may take some force to do, depends on the one you have but you should be able to do it by hand. Lubricate if necessary. While the deck is out inspect the belt for wear and replace if necessary. Reassemble and test.

Please rate if this was helpful.

Jul 10, 2011 | Garden

1 Answer

I have a craftsman gt5000 26hp 54" deck. I removed the cutting deck cleaned and replaced blades then when i put it all together the belt wont fit. Theres a belt tensioner rod that i disengaged but...


Belts do not change length. You are doing something wrong with the routing. Maybe the tensioner goes on the other side of the belt or the belt should be routed around the other side of both the tensioner & idler.
Gary

Jul 06, 2011 | Craftsman GT 5000 26 HP54" Garden Tractor...

1 Answer

My deck is cutting unevenly


do a google search for "craftsman mower manual". most likely you can download an owner's manual at the sears, or craftsman, or AYP websites. there will be instructions for leveling the deck in the manual.
generally this occurs after someone works on it to replace a blade or belt. the deck is dropped from the mower, the blades are put back on wrong or the deck is rehung under the mower incorrectly.

you will need to park the thing on a hard level surface, such as a concrete pad. measure the gap between each corner of the deck and the ground. there will be adjustments for each corner and that is where the owner's manual comes in handy. the most frequent cut problem i see is that someone has put the blades back on wrong. the little vanes go UP so as to create a vacuum which stands the grass up for cutting.

Apr 20, 2011 | Craftsman 42 in. Deck 19.5hp Lawn Tractor

1 Answer

Blades lose power when deck lowered


SOUNDS LIKE YOU NEED A NEW BELT

Oct 01, 2009 | Garden

2 Answers

Sony Cassette TC-WR535 BELT REPLACEMENT


Unit may have defective idler or gear. Have serviced

Aug 05, 2008 | Sony CASSETTE DECK Single Dual Cassette...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Ariens 34 In. Zoom Series Riding Mower Logo

1,026 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ariens Garden Experts

Roland W VanLue
Roland W VanLue

Level 3 Expert

486 Answers

Phil Walker
Phil Walker

Level 3 Expert

608 Answers

Paul Sikkema
Paul Sikkema

Level 2 Expert

171 Answers

Are you an Ariens Garden Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...