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Adjust belt tension 42 in. troy bilt mower

Belt keeps coming off the pully

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SOURCE: The deck belt keeps falling

Either the belt is stretched out and needs to be replaced or there is an idler/tensioner pulley that may be weak and not putting enough pressure on the belt.

Posted on Jun 30, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Troy bilt 17hp 42 inch cut ride on lawn

yes they have a charging system, not like a car but a charging system one the less. as i said before either under or around the flywheel. some newer mowers also have an electronic regulator.

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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SOURCE: Had to change the small drive belt that drives the

You need to adjust the gas pedal. Info should be in the owners manual. I have it in my Troy Bilt Bronco manual. It say to adjust it in my book after replacing the trans drive belt. Maybe that will help.

Posted on May 03, 2010

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type in your model number to your search engine. find your model and the diagrams will be there.
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Posted on Aug 13, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a troy bilt pony and the drive belt to

well i would take a long look at the spring which holds the tension pulley in place. if it is weak, or not connected correctly, there will be inadequate tension and the belt can come off. I would also take a look at whatever fasteners keep the deck in place as if it is not kept to the rear, there again will be too much play in the deck belt.

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Is yours a Troy Bilt manufactured in Troy New York or is it another manufacturer (MTD?). Troy Bilt is actually out of business, having sold the Troy name to a variety of makers depending on the model line. I don't have the run down on who makes what any more (tillers, chippers, mowers, blowers, trimmers, etc.), but Troy Bilt of Troy, NY is no more. :-(

I have a 16 HP Troy with 42 inch deck driven through a electric clutch. I also have a "grass pump" on my deck. Important maintenance tips: Keep the bearings greased, keep the deck clean underneath. The belt on the deck should have the tensioner released when you are NOT mowing. Keep the blades sharp and in good repair. Mow with engine at full speed. When you get to areas of heavy growth, slow the tractor down (hydro drive) or reduce to a lower gear (gear drive). NEVER adjust speed using the "clutch" (hydro drive or gear drive). When you engage the blades (electric or manual) always have the engine just above idle, bring the engine speed up slowly to preserve the belts and reduce stress on all components.

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