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My Yard Machines MTD blade won't engage. The belt that spins blade is loose when I try to engage deck.

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  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    I am having the same problem. Any help would be appreciated

  • Keith Parker May 11, 2010

    Do you see an arm with a small pulley on it...trying to put tension on the deck belt when you engage the blade???and check this without the engine running

  • COUGHY_MAN May 11, 2010

    Has the mower sat up for a long time?

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My mtd 20 hp mower, blade will not engage, found a large spring and a small metal piece that came off and I have no Idea where it goes in order to get this blade going again, can some one give me some info Please..

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