Question about Poulan Garden
I have a poulan pro PR1842STC; the blades won't stop turning after I disengage the mower belt. Before when I disengaged the mower belt, within seconds the blades would stop turning regardless of the engine rpm. Now they continue turning until they slow down to a certain rpm then a "brake" or something engages (I hear a "clunk" sound") and they immediately stop turning. I'm now having to turn off the engine to get the rpm's slow enough to get the brake to engage. What is the "braking" or stopping system for stopping the blades on a riding mower?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have the same problem with mine and its not the air filter. I have a new filter and cleaned it and still does it. I even took the air filter off and it still does it.
Posted on Aug 18, 2009
The engine in this machine seems to be powerful. If you can remove the belt from the pulley that drives the blade. Try turning the pulley buy hand. If it turns tight or not at all this is your problem. The unit that is the pulley to blade assembly is seized or ready to seize. Sometimes they are designed to be taken apart and repaired, and sometimes they are not. Did you check for a grease fitting within the pulley to blade unit?
I would like to hear how this works out for you. Best of luck.
Posted on Jun 14, 2011
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