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CANT KEEP MOWER DECK BELT FROM POPPING OFF

WE MOW FOR SHORT DISTANCE THE BELT POPS OFF--CANT SEE WHY

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Its to old. Wrong belt. Or needs ajusted. Tighten up.

Posted on Jul 14, 2013

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SOURCE: how to install mower deck belt on a lt1000 craftsman riding mower

The manual will cover it.

http://www.disruptit.com/manuals/L0104168.pdf

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SOURCE: i need belt diagram for 42 in deck

You can go to the Sears website an download a free owners manual that shows what you need.

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SOURCE: craftsman 42 inch deck won't run

Check proper belt routing. These models are a little tricky. Also check tensioner spring.

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SOURCE: Craftsman riding mower blades will not engage

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

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