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Swisher lawnmower wont mow

My belts are turning the blades when sitting still But it isnt cutting the grass when moving. My one belt is pretty worn.. Would this cause slippage preventing it from cutting.

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  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    my toro zero turn ride on mower has broken 3 belts in 5 months cutting grass.
    what could be causing this as it is a pain
    the mower mechanic says he doesnt know i am baffledthanks colin

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Yes It would. The belt doesn't just wear it slackens also. It will probably turn the blades when not under load but as soon at it attempts to cut grass there is not enough grip.
Replace the belts first and it should be fine.

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Marc

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Get parts and more diagrams at a Master Toro Dealer like www.arcolawn.com
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Owners manual


Maintaining Riding Mowers Regular maintenance can reduce repairs. pagetools_04a.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif
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Components of a typical riding lawn mower. (click to enlarge)
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It's fun to ride around the yard on the mower, watching scrubby grass (and weeds) turn into trimmed lawn. However, when the grass looks as bad after you mow as it did before, or the mower doesn't want to start, riding mowers aren't as much fun. That's when it's time to put on your Fix-It Club hat and have some more fun.

A riding lawn mower is a gas-powered machine for cutting grass. The engine turns a rotating blade that cuts the top off the grass blades to a specified height. The operator sits atop the mower on a tractor-type seat with speed and height controls nearby. Riding mowers also can be used to pull small utility carts for other yard jobs.

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  2. Place scrap lumber under the front and rear of the deck.
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  4. Remove attachments from the deck.
  5. Remove the blade drive belt from the front pulley.
  6. Remove the front and rear deck fasteners, following instructions in your owner's manual.
  7. Use the deck lever to raise the deck.
  8. Remove the scrap lumber.
  9. Remove the deck from under the mower.
To adjust the drive belt:
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  2. Remove the belt from the adjustable idler pulley.
  3. Carefully remove the spring-loaded large idler pulley.
  4. Loosen the adjustable idler pulley and move it slightly toward the rear of the mower to tighten it[md]or move it toward the front to loosen it—and retighten the pulley.
  5. Replace the belt.
  6. Check belt tension and readjust as needed.

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