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Mower drive belt keeps breaking on my lt1000

I have replaced the belt but it broke again after about 1 hour of mowing

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SOURCE: how to install mower deck belt on a lt1000 craftsman riding mower

The manual will cover it.

http://www.disruptit.com/manuals/L0104168.pdf

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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SOURCE: LTX1000 42" 18HP Kohler - Blowing fuse after 2-4 min mowing.

sounds as though you are on the right track
but be sure to check the wiring directly from the electric clutch on the front of the motor back to the switch
a wire could be pinched in the frame and shorting out intermittingly
look around and find those wires and move them around and look for chaffing and tightness
and what you could also do is to unhook the clutch at the connection to it at the front of the motor and engage switch and ride around and see if fuse blows and if not you may have an electric clutch issue

Posted on Jun 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Craftsman LT1000 mower

In the Google search box type belt and pulley diagram craftsman lt 1000.....then Search images. The first 4 images feature "springs" however, you can clearly see the motion belt diagram. Hope this information is helpful.

Rox.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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SOURCE: How do I tighten the mower belt on a lt1000?

It is kept tight by a tensioning pully. If it is loose, replace it.

regards, --W/D--

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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SOURCE: need a manual for a LT1000 craftsman 19 1/2 HP 42 inch mower deck

You can download a free copy at www.managemyhome.com or you can go to www.searspartsdirect.com and buy a copy along with look at the diagram that you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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