Replacing the Drive Belt
IMPORTANT: To aid in reassembly, note the orientation
of the drive belt on the two idler pulleys and the engine
flywheel pulley prior to performing the following steps.
Refer to Figure 10.
The edger drive belt is subject to wear and should be
replaced if any signs of cracking, shredding or rotting
are present. To replace the belt, proceed as follows:
1. Working in front of the edger, loosen the flange
lock nut on top of frame, allowing the idler pulley
assembly to pivot slightly out from the frame. See
2. With your other hand, carefully reach under the
rear of the unit and remove the belt from around the
engine flywheel pulley.
3. Remove the spindle sheaves belt guard by removing
the two self-tapping screws which secure it to the
blade plate assembly. See Figure 10.
4. Carefully remove the belt from the pulleys,
again making sure to note the orientation of the belt.
Discard the belt.
Install the replacement belt (Part No. 754-04032B) in the
same configuration that the original belt was routed as
follows:5. Working from the front of the edger, place the belt onto
the spindle sheaves, route it back onto the two idler
pulleys, and then place it onto the engine flywheel
IMPORTANT: Make certain that the "V" side of the belt
is seated into the top pulley and the flat side of the belt is
seated into the bottom pulley.
6. Reinstall the spindle sheaves belt guard with the self
tapping screws removed earlier.
7. Make certain that the drive belt is on the engine
flywheel pulley and idler pulleys, and retighten the
flange lock nut on the top of the frame.
IMPORTANT: Make certain that the drive belt is seated
correctly and that it is riding smoothly on the spindle
sheaves and is not pinched between them. Repeat the
first three steps if the belt is pinched.
You don't want the belt pinched between those spindle sheaves...trust me ;)the manual