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PULLEY FOR RIDING MOWER BLADE IS CAUGHT ON SOME NYLON ROPE AND APPEARS TO BE FROZEN

I want to free up the pulley and take off the blade to clear all of the nylon threads away and remove them

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Remove the blade, the pulley should free up so you can clean it.

Posted on Nov 30, 2012

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SOURCE: The mower deck drive belt slipped off the idler

Get the model number off the tractor, go to:

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enter the model number and you will find a manual with pictures of how to route the belts along with a lot of other good information

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ya it can be freed up with some W-D40 if you pah the cluch down then try to get the belt off i can get you a new pulley let me know

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SOURCE: I changed the blade mandrel from my 42 inch cut

Ok Go to partdirect on the Sears website. Enter the 917. xxxxx number that will bring up the drawings and should show you were the spring goes. As for the lock nut its 9/16-18 .You should have gotten a new locknut with the new mandrel.
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I think either the bolt holding the left blade onto the spindle is loose, or the cup washers under that bolt are flattened or missing. As a result, the blade is slipping on the shaft and probably making a squeal or squawk. Take off the deck, flip it over, and remove the blades. Note if the bolts seem tight. And look at the washers stacked under the bolts. Replace any missing washers, or flattened cup washer. Make sure the cup washer faces the right way (hollow side toward the blade). Tighten things back up securely - it takes a hefty pull on the end of a 2 foot long wrench to get enough torque.

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So as per your explanation, it indicates that , your mower has 6 pulleys.------ 1 motor driven pulley,3 blade pulleys and 2 accessory pulleys.That in total comes to 6.So for belt routing diagram for Murray 46" 6 pulley.Click this link below and see the belt routing diagram:---
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/09/belt-routing-diagram-for-murray-pro-16.html ----------- this will help.thanks.Helpmech.

Posted on Sep 05, 2011

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