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Clutch chatter - Replacing the drive belt helped a little. Is there a way to adjust the clutch?

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There is no clutch as far as I know on ride on mowers, there is just a tensioner pulley that works off the brake/clutch, to adjust it you have to depress the brake/clutch to take the tension off the belt then adjust the belt tensioner to apply more pressure on the belt. Also check the tensioner pulley as I have found that they split in two and the belt becomes loose as a result.

Hope this helps

Posted on May 27, 2014

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When you replaced the belt you either got a shorter belt or you have rerouted the belt wrong. You might try and get an original; belt and replace the one on the tractor. Good Luck-David

Posted on May 27, 2009

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you have belt guides near your pulleys that helps to keep the belt on during no engagement
you need to check to see if they are missing or bent and adjust as close to the pulley and belt as possible without interfereing with the belt and pulleys while engaged.IE: no rubbing against the pulley or belt while engaged or moving.

Posted on May 31, 2009

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If the engine dies when the clutch is released, you probably have a bad seat switch. This is supposed to kill the engine if you get off the machine while the brake is off. If the seat switch is bad, the machine will behave as iff you are not 'on board', and kill the engine if it's in an 'unsafe' condition.

Apart from possible needind a new belt, if the transaxle still has gears, it's unlikely you have done any serious damage.

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I don't quite get you, if the belt is running but the rear axle is not turning then your transmission is shot. If the belt is running and the rear axle is spinning with no forward or backward motion, then someone took the back wheels off and put them back on without installing the keyways.

Posted on Sep 20, 2010

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The drive belt connects to the fron of the machine Just above the PTO clutch. connected to the vertical crank on the engine. It slips through a series of pullies to the back side od the mower. One pully will be on a tention spring. that is your golden ticket to getting the tention you need.
hello sir,
Looking at the pullys. for routing your new belt. V pullies for the inside portion of the belt and flat pullies for the outside.

You can usualyl take the chassis and pedals off as needed. the pebals have pins holding them on.
the seat has a safty switch that gets unplugged.

There are bolts hidden under the foot map as well which snaps up and down careful with these as that mat will never be the same if you break the clips.

THe back of the mower near and above the gastank you will see a pull thats ontop of a hydrostatic pump thats the last pully.

I have done these before without removing the body. However its not easy and you had better be limber.

Ohh and of course remove any decking under the mower or drop it all the way down for easier access.

Posted on Dec 24, 2010

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