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Dropped deck on mtd rider, when i reinstalled deck it rubs against the front motor pulley

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SOURCE: goto engase pto it kills motor

As a safety feature, tractor PTO's will kill the tractor if the PTO is on and you are not on the seat. Or rather, it thinks you are not on the seat.

Under the seat is a switch that is active when you sit on the seat. To test it, try disconnecting the plug that is on it. Does the PTO work now? Replace the switch. If not, take a piece of wire and connect the 2 terminals on the tractor (not the seat) side of the connector and try it again. Does the PTO work now? Yes? replace switch. No? There is yet another safety feature not working. Check your owners manual to find out what safety switches turn off the tractor when the PTO is on, and verify that they are working correctly.

Note that while defeating one of these switches will allow the tractor to run, these features were developed after many funerals and re-attaching many body parts. Do not defeat them. Keep them working.

Posted on May 01, 2009

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SOURCE: MTD blade spindle problem

yes match it up from the one off of your other spindle and or take the sample to a hardware store and find something close that would do the job for you

Posted on May 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Engine Pulley 660 MTD Yard Machines

make sure the narrow side of the belt goes in the pulley; you may have the wrong belt; make sure all the pulleys for that belt are the same height , if one is higher than the others that may be the problem

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

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SOURCE: MTD Lawn Tractor: Constantly shredding deck belt...

I have the exact same model MTD tractor with same problem. It began when the bolt that extends through the idler arm assembly broke and subsequently damaged the pulley. Upon examination of the broken bolt, I found that the threaded end that extends below the deck is significantly smaller that the rest of the bolt. I got a larger bolt with the same size threads, bored out the hole through the deck and it made the whole idler assembly much stronger. the deck still has some vibration and some unusual belt harmonics, but it appears to be working. Compared to most other tractors of this size, this deck is very complicated.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a MTD rider, iam looking for a cheaper deck...

Try your local NAPA store. Bring the old belt with you.

Posted on May 24, 2010

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I usually jack up the front of the tractor and drop the deck as far down as it will go and have at it. You only have to remove a few belt guards and a rod or two and route the belt around the pulleys.Remember the v part of the belt goes in the v pulleys and the flat part of your new belt goes on the flat pulleys. And be sure to look at the diagram on the deck or in your manual.Hope this will help you. donnyb60

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