Question about Craftsman 26 hp 54 in. Deck Deluxe Yard Tractor - CA Model
I have a Craftsman DYS 4600 my dad and I just sharpened the blades on. My dad put them back on so I would not have to get in the floor. (I am in a wheelchair.) When I got onto the mower and fired it up, the blades would not come on. The engagement lever feels like it is stuck. I checked and the belt seems to be on all of the pulleys. What could be causing this?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Try pulling on the cable coming down to deck. This cable might be your problem. Also check that the spring on the end of this cable is present and functional.
Posted on May 19, 2009
maybe the safty switch under seat might be starting to go out if that switch doesn't work the blades wont come on at all for safety
Posted on Jun 28, 2009
With blades on and engine off reach under and wiggle each blade up and down. If you have excess play you will need bearings.
Posted on Aug 13, 2009
Yes, that would make a difference. I have seen the pivot point get rusted and dirty to the point that they wouldn't tension the belt enough. Locate the bolt where it pivots and loosen it just a little, then see if the belt gets tight. It must be really tight when engaged almost like a fan belt on your car in order for it to work. I would also recommend that you take a close look at your belt. It could be burned and have a flat spot since it has apparently been slipping. A flat spot on the belt will cause major vibration when the blades are turning.
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
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sounds like the linkage to your blades, check your lever, to make sure its working right may need some grease, it may be sticking and not fully engaging, or doing its job when its supposed to
Posted on Oct 27, 2009
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