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I can't find a diagram to show me where to install the spring return idler part 169022 for Craftsman tractor model 917.273460. Help?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
First things first! Before you installed the new belt, did you check
the blades and idler pulleys to see if they all turned freely with no
resistance while the belt was off and the blade brakes released? Release the blade brakes by engaging the handle with the engine off!
When you installed the new belt, did you put the back side of the belt against the flat pulleys and the inside of the belt in the V-pulleys? Did you double check to make sure you didn't inadvertently miss a belt guide getting the belt on the outside of it instead of underneath it. Did you look at the picture in your owners manual to make sure you had it routed correctly and make sure it is not rubbing against anything when you have the blade lever engaged? CHECK THIS WITH THE ENGINE OFF If you don't have your owners manual, look under the foot boards on the tractor, many of the Sears tractors have the routing diagrams there. If it is not there you can go to searspartsdirect.com , enter model number 917.257644 (NOTE the number difference) and look at the picture of the deck, it shows what the belt should look like when it is installed. You can also download an owners manual there. As best as I can remember, there is no adjustment for the idler pulleys.
Posted on Oct 25, 2009
Here's a diagram, not a great copy, but it may help:
The spring hooks to the idler arm on the opposite end from where the pulley is mounted. The other end of the spring looks like it hooks to a raised tab on the deck, straight behind the left mower spindle. Hope this helps you, please rate my solution if so, thanks!
Posted on Jun 08, 2010
SOURCE: Does anyone have a diagram on how and where to attach the tension springs / and the spring return idler on the mower deck of the craftsman LT1000 Tractor Mower. The transmission belt keeps falling off
look on the bottom of the foot rest sears places a label there
Posted on Apr 07, 2012
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