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I have a self propelled lawn mower and the the belt that propells the wheels is loose, do I need to replace it or is there a way to tighten the tension.


Cathy, there is a way to adjust belt tension on some models whether it is by the cable or a slotted bracket where the idler wheel is mounted, depends on make and model. If you have your manual check in it for belt adjustment. Could be stretched belt, stretched cable, worn/oil on pulley, seized tensioner, stretched/broken spring on tensioner,etc.
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Remove the plastic cover for the drive belt. Replace the belt.

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Self propelled feature stopped functining. I previously replaced the wheels after the gears had worn down. Now I can't get any response to engaging the self-propelled cable.


Have you checked the drive belt? There should be a belt running from the main shaft (above blade) out to the wheel drive. You didn't list model number but I'm assuming it's front wheel drive. There should be a cover over this belt so it might be hard to see from underneath. Also there should be a cover on top going to the drive transmission. If the belt is OK, check to be sure lever is moving the transmission lever.

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Belt for self popelled mower keeps breaking? Cannot keep a new belt on pulley


Check that the pulley isn't seizing up and causing the belt to snap, also be sure you loosen up the self propelled mechanismn by spraying down with WD 40, too much belt tension can cause this, but it rather seems like the belt pulley seizes and the engines drive pulley keeps turning causing the belt to overheat and break or stretch and come flying off.

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MTD front wheel drive self-propelled 21". Self-propelled does not work. Can it be fixed?


Yes it can be fixed. Try some basics first.
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2) Belt and Idler pulley condition
3) Control cable operation
a) rusted, frozen, broken, disconnected

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You will need to look @ your owners manual to see where the self propell belt is located i am sure yours is broke and need to replace,- it will not be hard to replace-Lance

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My craftsman self propelled lawn mower no longer


if it is a belt driven drive check the belt for tension or break. or check the cable that engages the drive wheels.

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My self propelled mower doesn't fully engauge


What usually causes this is called belt stretch, this happens due the weather and the heat from the engine

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SELF PROPEL FAILURE ON YARD MAN MOWER


hello
check the drive cable as not come adrift or broken
you can usually adjust the tension on top of the drive cable
also check drive belt is on the two pulleys
hope this helps

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