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The belt isn't tight and when i turn the blades on it doesn't work

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I have a 52" Husqvarna LGT 2654 riding lawn mower and when I engage the blades, the belt does not turn the pulley system. What could be causing this, the pulley idlers, or the belt?

depending on the age of the machine, there could be several possibilities
1-- belts are not tight enough--- belt tension system is not correct, wrong length belts
2--bearings for the shafts for the blades are rusted up and seized - preventing the blades from moving--- switch the machine off , disengage the belt drive and see if you can turn the blades by hand
3--- if you have an electric pto system to drive the belts to the blades then that system is not getting full power to engage the PTO or the clutch is not working--worn facings
take it to a service dealer and have a proper diagnosis done

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What will cause blades on J.Deere G100 mower to Freely turn by hand without causing Spindles or belt to turn even though Bolts are still tight and when installed Blade turned only if spindle turned

Do Ray:
If the blade engagement lever is in the disengaged position, the belt will be loose, allowing you to turn the blades by hand. If you place the blade engagement lever in the engaged position (with the motor off) it will be hard to turn the blades because of the tension on the belt. If the blades are still easy to turn with the blade engagement lever in the engaged position, you need to replace the blade drive belt!

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Craftsman LT2000 Blade is staying engaged all the time, just did a blade mandrel replacement, where does the spring for the blade control reattach? What would make the blades be in motion all the time?...

sounds like you may not have the right mandrels making the belt to tight and it cant be left loose enough to allow the blades to quit turning.Otherwise you didnt put the belt back on correctly if it is around the tightener pully the wrong way that to will make the belt to tight

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I have a chevrolet malibu 2000 v6.i replaced the tensioner and the belt but it keeps coming off

First make sure that you are putting on the right belt. If the belt doesn't fit all the way down into the slotin ALL the pulleys then either it is the wrong belt or one of the pulleys is the wrong one.

If you have changed out any pulley driven component that would be the first pulley I checked! And it is not easy to find the right pulley without going through several junk yards!

My alternator failed on my Chevy truck and I bought a replacement from AutoZone and gave them my old alternator at the same time. But since that same alternator was used on more than one vehicle it has a different pulley on it. So although everything was tight it would pop the belt off in the first 25 miles of driving it.

If that isn't your problem, stand to the side of the car with the engine running and watch for where the wobble is. Although the tensioner can take up some of the slack if one of the components isn't adjusted right to make the belt tight, it will also throw the belt.

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My air conditioner tries to turn on, air comes out of vents but isn't cold, and outside the blades on the AC unit are not spinning. I hear a noise when it tries to turn on but they don't start...

Outdoor condensing fan motor has stopped running. This problem could be caused by a bad motor run capacitor. If your motor capacitor is not the problem, then more than likely you need a new motor. Is the fan blade tight, stiff or hard to turn? If the fan blade is hard to turn then you probably need a new motor

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Why isn't the center blade on a john deere LX178

Of course with everything off, reach under the deck and turn the center blade by hand. If:
1. the blade turns by itself and nothing else moves, you need to tighten the retaining bolt more.
2. the blade, retaining bolt and drive shaft turn, check to see if the pulley above it is turning.
a. If the pulley turns freely check that the drive belt is going around it to power the blade.
b. If the blade turns with the drive shaft and the pulley doesn't, check that the pulley is still properly connected to the blade shaft. Some have a key in them that can split, others just have a bolt on top holding them tightly on the shaft.

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When I engage my blade on my yardman riding lawnmower it smokes

It sounds like the blades are not rotating freely and the belt is slipping in the pulley/s. Check the blades for freedom of movement and replace any bearings that appear tight. It could also be the belt tension that is too slack and the belt is slipping when the blades come up against a load. Check the belt tension. Your should be able to turn the belt through no more than about 90 deg with some resistance on a long belt run if the tension is correct. Remember to remove the spark plug lead before attempting any work on the blades etc, and please rate this response.

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When turning off saw, blade continues spinning for 90 seconds or more.

Unfortunately, this is common on older model table saws. They do not have a blade brake and as far as I am aware it is nearly impossible to retrofit them.
If this is a newer model saw it's likely that the blade brake is malfunctioning and I have no experience with them.
Hope this helps and am very sorry if it doesn't.


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I have a Craftsman Mower and blades won't engage

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.

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