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On my j.d. Mower model z465, my blades will barely turn after I have pulled the engagement Switch. Everything looks ok,belt is on the pullies.you can rotate the belt by hand . Just wondering what to check for. Any help would be appreciated

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How is the belt tension

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Can you tell me if your are getting any fire at the plugs when you try to start the mower? Also, what is the engine model number? Not the mower model number? The engine model should be listed on a plate on the side of the engine.

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To engage the blades is it a knob to an electric switch that you pull?
If so does the wire from the switch activate a electric clutch?
Is the wire damaged and shorted to the frame, is the clutch shorted. If you provide the brand name and model number I might be able to find a schematic for your mower.

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I have a Honda HRR2165VXA mower that is having issues with the smart drive.


hello, hello, Drive belt replacement for front drive mowers. remove the belt coved on top of deckand clean out grass,turn mower on side where carb is facing up,use a pair of vice grips on side of mower deck so the blade can stop,remove the blade,remove the belt cover and clean out the grass,remove belt from rear and front pulley pulleys. install new belt,put belt cover and blade back on,put front belt cover on, should work,if that is not the problem; wheels will not prepeal the mower,wheels turn only when raised off ground, Check the gears or groves on the inside of the wheel for access wear that is a common problem,check the axle drive gears to make sure turns ok, to check gear box if ok pull mower back wards while drive is engaged,if wheels turn backwards than the trams is bad,all of this is caused by the operator,by not disengaging drive while pulling mower backwards or by holding mower back not allowing to propel self completely,hope this helps,any comments welcome,thank you.

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I have a Craftsman mower, model 917.273810, and when you engage the blades, the brake pads that are used to stop the blades from turning when you disengage the blades...won't release and it trys to...


Sounds like you have a broken spring #148 on diagram, part #169022 that holds the idler arm back. Go to www.searspartsdirect.com and enter the model # of your mower and click on the mower deck to print drawing out, take your deck off the mower and see if all the springs are ok. If the pads are closed on the pulleys and the pads release when you turn the idler arm, the deck is ok. The problem will be a bad or disconnected safety switch that cuts the motor off if you try to ingage the mower. If the switch is disconnected under the seat it will kill the engine when the mower is engaged. I had this problem on my mower, just plug the wiring into this switch or replace it if it is bad.

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I have a cub cadet RZT 54 that was purchased in the spring of 2009. The mower cranks and runs fine but the blades will not engage. Have looked at electrical connections and everything looks fine.


Do you hear a "clunk" when you engage the PTO switch, but the blades don't turn? If so, then check the mower deck belt - is it properly threaded, and tensioned by the idler pulley? If there's absolutely no sound when you engage the PTO switch, the problem is likely electrical (even though everything looks OK). The PTO switch, PTO clutch, and the reverse lockout switches (near the bottom of the fwd/reverse control arms) should be checked. I don't think there's a separate fuse for the PTO on your mower, but there may be a relay. Even though these parts and connections look OK, they can fail internally. Best bet is to get a multitester and check each of them with the ohmmeter function.

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Blades will not engage, belt not broke but is very old, do I need new one?


Check if the belt is loose. With the engine off, try to pull the mower deck belt around by hand. If you can pull it easily, and the blades don't turn, then replace the belt. If it's hard to pull, and you can see the blades try to turn as you pull it, then your problem probably isn't the belt, but the PTO clutch or mower engage switch.

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John deere mower won't engage


on the engine there is a shaft with 2 pullys ,drive belt goes to the top closet to the engine lower pully is for the deck
there also is a saftey switch located on the deck which should shut down blade operation when raised. check the mandrels for broken bearings by grabbing the pully and wiggle them back and forth looking for movement could be possible that one madrel is shot giving you that bad sound which is crushed bearings

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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!

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Craftsman 18.5 riding mower when I engage the blades to cut the blades turn But they do not engage NO Power.Blades Turn But Not enough to cutthe grass.


Hi Jeff, If you look at the deck, one or more of those pulleys is a tensioner, It pushes against the belt to tighten it, The rest of the pulleys can be identified by the fact that they only have a bolt through the middle, whereas the tensioner is mounted on an adjustable arm with a slot to allow adjustment. It should also be the only one that the belt doesn't go around the pully it just pushes on one side.If the tensioner arm is all the way to the end of the slot, the belt is streched and will need replaced but sounds like it may have come loose. Some of these decks also have a spring on the tensioner arm and those come off from a stick or other debris. Check it out and if you have a problem let me know and I will try to come up with a diagram. If your mower is that new there should be a belt diagram on the deck. i will need a model number of the deck or mower for that. Good luck!

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