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Belt that turns blades

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Make sure that the brake is off and the cutter control is on. Most mowers lock the blade drive belt when you brake or switch off the blades.

Posted on May 08, 2014

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SOURCE: Knocking in mower deck or belt clutch when engaging blades, motor bogs / slows down

YOU MAY HAVE A BENT BLADE OR EXESSEIVE BUILD UP UNDER THE DECK

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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all bearings that run belts & pullies should have grease zert fittings to lube the bearings with a grease gun check if there is fittings then use a small needle or punch to push down on ball on top of zerts to make sure they are free to alow grease to enter grease them till grease comes out from under neath or the top of bearings

Posted on Jun 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Snapper Zero Turn mower. Blade will not engage. Any suggestions?

I am not sure what type of blade engagement mechanism you have (ex. clutch, tensioner/idler pulley, etc...) but make sure that the blades can spin freely with the belt taken off of their pulleys. It could very well be that one of the pulley bearings is seized.

Posted on May 07, 2010

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The cable has slack in it and will need to be tightened

Posted on Jul 19, 2010

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SOURCE: The engine starts and the blades can turn. Both of

Hello, the mower was driving before you hit the root?

Posted on Jul 28, 2011

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My Wheel Horse mower acted like low on gas so I filled it. Turned on the mower blades and off and on when moving and it seemed like a belt slipped. It ran unevenly, quit running and won't start.


Even if you have slipped or broken the blade belt, that would have nothing at all to do with keeping it from starting UNLESS you are trying to start it with the blades still engaged. Check that.

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Replacing Riding Lawnmower Blade Belts.


I discovered on a Craftman Riding 3 bladed mower that there is an easy way to replace the belt for the blade pulleys.

The mandrel cover of the Left side blade is the only part you need to remove to replace the belt. You can insert the belt under the right side mandrel cover and onto the clutch pulley before finishing on the left side of the mower.

The tensioner or idler pulleys will contract when you pull on the belt. When you get to the left blade pulley you can turn the pulley with one hand and guide the belt with the other hand. The belt will walk right up onto the pulley. Attach the cover and you're done.

I like my method because you can stay away from a hot engine and replace the belt without waiting for the motor to cool off. You are also not fighting the mower clutch or drivebelt with my method.

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What will cause blades on J.Deere G100 mower to Freely turn by hand without causing Spindles or belt to turn even though Bolts are still tight and when installed Blade turned only if spindle turned


Do Ray:
If the blade engagement lever is in the disengaged position, the belt will be loose, allowing you to turn the blades by hand. If you place the blade engagement lever in the engaged position (with the motor off) it will be hard to turn the blades because of the tension on the belt. If the blades are still easy to turn with the blade engagement lever in the engaged position, you need to replace the blade drive belt!

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How to replace mower belt for ZTR cub cadet mower


Changing the Blade Drive Belts:
a.Set the parking brake. Remove ignition key and both spark plug caps.
b.Unscrew the wing nuts from the deck covers and remove both covers.
c.Using a 3/8" socket breaker bar or socket ratchet insert the drive end into the 3/8" square opening in the lower idler arm assembly and push the idler arm counterclockwise. While holding the idler arm back, loosen the blade drive belt from the pulley and slide the belt away from the pulley.
d.Remove tension of the PTO belt by moving the belt tensioning rod. Loosen the belt retaining bolt.
e.Pull the tensioner pulley away from the belt and remove the PTO belt then remove the blade drive belt.
f.Reverse the process to install the belt.
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Remove blade drive belt. turn each blade by hand. Sounds as if you have bearing problems. Each spindle has an upper and lower bearing of the same size. They are notorious for going out! You can get them at most any auto parts store. Also check the tensioner pulley bearing. They go out quite often. As for the jerking, make sure the two drive disengage rods are fully in. Check tension on drive belt and belt. These belts get worn quickly. Be sure to blow the trash and dirt from your mower after each use. Especially the Hydraulic motors and the mower deck. This will save you lots of trouble. If you wash the mower, be sure and run the blades and Hrdroes to get water dried from bearings and pulleys and belts.

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I changed belt on deck blades and now the blades will not turn.can u help


is the belt turning on the pullies but there not turning or is the belt not turning either
and you may not have the belt idler on right that is what is used to tighten the belt up

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How do I change the drive belt on a 7021r mower? The drive will move the mower on pavement but not on the grass


First, you need to make sure you have the right tools for the job. You'll need a wrench, work gloves, mower blade clamp, drain pan and fresh fuel. Check your owner's manual for the correct belt to your specific lawn mower. Belts that are not specifically designed for your mower will not fit properly and may wear down prematurely. Next, remove the spark plug wire. This is a safety precaution to prevent the mower from accidentally starting.
Now you can remove the screws that secure the drive cover to the mower deck. Once you've taken off the drive cover, loosen the screw that holds the belt tension spring to the transmission. As the screw is loosened, tension on the belt is released allowing you to remove the belt off of the front transmission pulley.
At this point you'll need to turn your mower on its side to take off the mower blade. Be sure to use a work glove to protect your hand when removing the mower blade. You can use a lawn mower blade clamp over the blade to secure it. Unscrew the bolt to remove the blade and then the engine baffle. Once the pulley unit is exposed, you can remove the entire drive belt. Insert the new drive belt and place one end on the rear pulley and re-attach the engine baffle. Then, place the mower blade back (making sure it's facing the correct way with bottom of the blade facing the ground) and tighten the bolt. Remove the clamp and return the mower to its upright position so you can place the other end of the belt to the front pulley. Remember to tighten the screw to the tension spring.
Put the front drive cover back on, tighten the screw that secures the cover to the deck and reconnect the spark plug wire. Add new fuel to your mower and you're done!

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Blades will not engage, belt not broke but is very old, do I need new one?


Check if the belt is loose. With the engine off, try to pull the mower deck belt around by hand. If you can pull it easily, and the blades don't turn, then replace the belt. If it's hard to pull, and you can see the blades try to turn as you pull it, then your problem probably isn't the belt, but the PTO clutch or mower engage switch.

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When deck is lowered blades do not engage


Is the belt in place that drives the blades?
Is the belt at the correct tension?
With the mower engine off.....try to turn each pulley the belt drives and on the mower deck with the mower in up position and or down....do they turn a little......this is to check for a seized bearing on one of the pulleys also look under the deck for something stuck........ jamming a blade.
Also check for the mower belt safety system (which stops the blades quickly when disengaging them) that may be stuck in stop mode.
With the mower engine running.....have some one engage the blades while you look under at the belt system....is the engine driving the belt.....is the belt driving the blades.
DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING......MOVING OR STOPPED while the engine is trying to drive the blades.

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My blades wont engage and just hear click sound?


No permanent solution, but you probably can get by once by "riding" the clutch engagement lever - pushing it only part way forward and holding onto it.

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