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Just replaced the timing belt. Everytime I set the blades to the respective 12/6 & 3/9 o'clock positions for timing, the blades will start to hit after about 8-10 seconds after turning them on. When you look at the blades, they are not longer in their set positions. The tensioner is set pretty tight, so I do not see how the belt could be slipping, plus it is a cogged belt. the blades are seated correctly on the keyways, so I know they are not slipping. I'm at a loss how the blades can just move like that magically.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi Paul It sounds like the belt is worn, stretched, or possibly just two long for your machine. Save yourself a lot of aggrivation by checking your operator manual and getting exactly the right belt for your mower.
You don't say how old your machine is but if it has been mowing for many, many hours, the tensioning spring may need to be replaced. If that is the case you can order a new one at Sears.com
Posted on May 20, 2009
Sometimes the belt can jump off one pulley and cause the problem,follow the belt around all the pulleys and see if it came off one.there may be a belt loosening lever on the lh side of the mower deck, if so unlock it and reroute the belt around the pulley. If you need to replace the belt the manual has a good description on how to do it and should take 30 min with only a couple of tools.
Posted on Jul 30, 2009
I dont believe there is a shear pin on your blade spindles, what I have found on these machines is the the spindle nuts on the balde spindles sometimes loosen or wear and no longer squeeze the pulley on the blade spindle. To make this process easy on your self you need to tighten these with a impact wrench. However if you dont have access to a impact wrench you can use hand tools and block the blades you are trying to tighten with a wooden block. Just make sure you block the blade you are trying to tighten
Posted on Aug 30, 2009
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