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Need help installing drive belt on lawn tractor,lost manual The mower will not go into forward, or reverse gear. It starts fine and the blade engages. Both belts appear to be in place, but loose. It stopped suddenly and a stick was pulled from the pulley area of the front deck.

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  • t_rush_35 May 11, 2009

    lever FOR what??? can you tell me what the lever is? to adjust something, or what? Undercarriage? affecting a pulley? what?

  • t_rush_35 May 11, 2009

    Problem: Craftsman (mod 917.271654 17hp 42" cut) riding lawn tractor -- Forward and reverse gears disengaged while running. Blades still rotate.
    Trouble-shooting: Motion belt on pulleys above the deck blade pulleys is no longer mounted on pulleys and was shoved off by stick caught under the deck.
    Solution: Belts still in tact... place the tractor in lock position with the clutch brake pedal and the hand lever to the bottom right of the steering wheel. This will shorten the distance between the front and rear pulleys enabling you to be able to work the belt easier. Then, from underneath, go back to the rear of the tractor under the seat area and find the large pulley. Place the belt back on this pulley. Pull the slack up to the front pulleys. If the belt is extremely tight you may need a long, strong screw driver to assist, but be sure not to bend any parts. Following the belt diagram, place the belt back on the front pullies. The last pulley may be hard to get on. If you put the belt partially on and hand turn the pulley it usually follows onto the pulley. If not, use the screwdriver to assist.

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    Reverse drive does not work


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Look at the back and see if there is a lever.
it might solve your problem.

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  • josh_hodge92 May 11, 2009

    the lever on the is for push manualy or by the engine


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