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Repair manual My husq will run and go into gear but will not engage the deck all belts are tught contact me at everette_pettus@yahoo.com

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If the deck drive belt tightens but the blades don't spin it is because the spindle bearings have frozen. This usually happens with age and is made far worse from storing the machine outside.

If you have the technical ability, remove the cover over the belts on the deck, and see if you can spin each pulley. They should spin rather easily. If they don't, replace the top and bottom bearings in each offending spindle. If you don't have the know-how, bring the machine in for repair.

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Product manuals with part blow-up diagrams are available from MTD's web site,
http://www.mtdproducts.com/
Models are identified from the model number printed on a label under the mower seat.
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Parts can be ordered directly from MTD or other distributors on the web.

It is my experience that original brand name MTD belts work best.

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The drive belt which runs from the engine pulley back to the hydro drive unit to provide over-the-ground propulsion is part #754-0349.

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The electric PTO belt the provides power to the blade deck (runs around the electric clutch on the engine shaft (activated by electric switch, not the mechanical hand lever that engages the mower deck) is p/n 754-0476 for the 46" deck.

The manual PTO belt the provides power to the blade deck (runs off the pulley on the engine shaft (activated the mechanical hand lever to the left of the steering wheel that engages the mower deck) is p/n 754-0228 for the 46" deck.

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