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Rope caught in the pulley that drives the mower blade. Blade pulley is stuck.

It got caught on some nylon rope

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: BLADE DRIVE BELT ADJUSTMENT

Well, most riding mowers have a "pully idler", meaning once you have the belt on there (and it is the RIGHT size), the idler automatically gives the belt tension when you engage it (in fact, the idler pully is what IS engaged when you engage the belly mower).

Couple things to check (super simple):

The Belt. Look to see if she is wore smooth out.
Sometimes....they WILL stretch on you, instead of busting/coming apart, and give you noise (when she is engaged, but wore out enough to flop around a little)

The Deck Blade Bearings. Straight away, that is what it sounds like, or bent blades.

Check your Blade Bearings (super simple):
1. Pick up your deck to the highest high setting (mower off, just sitting).
2. Reach under, and grab your mower blade (do this for both sides), and TILT your blade UP (meaning, don't LIFT the blade straight up).
Seriously, jiggle it at a TILT. If you feel some slack in the bearing, the bearing IS shot. Straight up and down is most of the time OK, IF it is VERY little play on your blade bearings. As you do it, look at your belt pulley directly on top, if you see that pully bobbing....

However, if you grab one side of the blade only, then tilt the blade up, and she moves.....
Bearings need replaced, both the upper AND lower bearings PER blade.

They are not hard to replace, and not expensive either! (Though unfortunately, most are "sealed" junk nowadays!)

Bad Bearings show up (make themselves known) in only a few ways: Tons of Noise (grinding, squealing) & Vibration.

Go check them thar Bearings!

Posted on May 28, 2009

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Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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SOURCE: mower shuts off when blade is engaged or when the

Sounds like a bad safety switch and since it is caused by both the blade and the transmission, I would check the seat switch. You can temporarily bypass it using a short jumper wire on the harness plug, unplug it from the seat switch, put the jumper wire across both contacts in the plug and see if it solves your problem. If it does, replace the switch

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

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SOURCE: my john deere lt 133 mower with a double blade

This model mulching deck uses a flat/ribbed serpentine belt that is set at very high tension.When belt breaks under the cover only one blade will turn due to IT being driven from PTO clutch as the other blade being turned from serpentine belt.This deck was Deere's first and last shot at making a true mulching deck and only made it a couple years.When you buy the VERY expensive belt it will come with detailed instructions on how to install it.Goog luck.

Posted on Nov 14, 2009

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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.

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  4. Unfasten the other end of the rope from the starter using pliers or a cutter as needed.
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I own a craftsman LT 2000 17 HP it has worked well and as a rule I am pleased however recently I changed my blades and encountered a problem in that the laft bade turns slower than the right the result is...


Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.
You assessment of the problem is pretty much on the mark. Here is what you should do to check the bearing.
1. Remove the belt from the suspect deck pulley
2. Reach under and try and teeter the blade by gripping the end of the blade and lifting it up and down. (None allowed but compare it to the good blade) Watch both the under side of the mower deck for movement and the upper side pulley of the mower deck for movement.
3. Spin the blade by hand and feel the blade bearing upper housing as it spins You should NOT feel any rumbles, strange vibration or odd noises as the blade is rotated.
4. Wrap a nylon rope around the drive pulley like a starter recoil tightly, tie it off and try and rotate the blade. Reverse your nylon rope wrapping direction and do this again. If the blade moved and the pulley does not move most likely the shaft key in the blade adapter has sheared or is missing. (You can try this test with the belt on....also vs using a rope. I find that I still have to tie the belt together to keep is from rotating.)

By doing this you are going to identify the problem.
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Is the belt in place that drives the blades?
Is the belt at the correct tension?
With the mower engine off.....try to turn each pulley the belt drives and on the mower deck with the mower in up position and or down....do they turn a little......this is to check for a seized bearing on one of the pulleys also look under the deck for something stuck........ jamming a blade.
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When try to pull on the rope to start the mower is will not move. It feels like it is stuck. But I can move the blade around. Thank you


I thing the recoil spring is stuck it may be rusty. Its time for a complete maintenance on this mower. But you could try tapping the top of the recoil where the rope coils up into. Bang it a few times as you pull on the rope. this may free it up. Good luck DFD

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