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Model 13AN601H729 mower deck will not engage spring and cable have tension but not on belt.

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SOURCE: i need belt diagram for 42 in deck

You can go to the Sears website an download a free owners manual that shows what you need.

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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Did you Call Rural King? They should have someone there that can tell you. They also will fix it if you want them to for a fee. They have very good customer service.

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SOURCE: craftsman 42 inch deck won't run

Check proper belt routing. These models are a little tricky. Also check tensioner spring.

Posted on May 18, 2009

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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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SOURCE: replaceing mower deck belt on 20 hp 42 mower model

Are you refering to the spring attached to the end of the cable that runs up to the lever on the dash to engage the blades? All you needed to disconnect was that cable on top of the idler arm that's held in place by a 'hairpin' and the left pulley cover to put the belt on.

Posted on Jun 06, 2009

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