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Zero Turn Z7000 - I need help today, June 26, 2009

Our mower starts but belt will not turn and it won't go when handles ingaged. A bolt that hold the frames together came out and my husband and a friend put it back on. Someone said that it might be an electrical problem or we didn't know if maybe it had something to do with the bolt being too tight, etc. We have had nothing but trouble with this mower. Would not buy another one. Could someone please help. We really need an answer today. Thank you for your time.

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  • harold_hdc Jun 27, 2009

    Thanks for your input. We will try this tomorrow.

  • harold_hdc Jun 30, 2009


    We can't find anything in the manual that shows a flywheel key. Could it be called something else? Could you tell us where to look for it? Thanks for your help.


  • harold_hdc Jul 01, 2009


    I'm sorry to keep bothering you but we took the battery out and there is no way to get to the pulley from there. It looks like you have to go underneath the tractor which we have no lift to do that. Do you live in Louisville, KY by any chance to where you could look at it? Thanks for all of your help. I really appreciate it.




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Check to make sure you have not sheered the key on the jack shaft when it is running look with the deck down and engaged that the pulley on the deck are turning also check the pulley on the bottom of the motor grab it and turn it it should turn with the engine if not replace the flywheel key

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  • reese911 Jun 30, 2009

    when you lift the seat take out the battery to access the rear axle on the top of that axle there is a pully wheel probably around 5 - 6 inches in diameter ,that pully wheel is keyed with a slot just as the shaft it sits on that is where the key slides in to lock the 2 pieces together.the pully is either fastened to the shaft by a nut on top or a c clip which has to be removed to pull the pully off.if you take the tension off the belt turn the pully it should not turn freely if the key is not broken if it does the keyway is broken and must be replaced.let me know. send me the make model and serial # off the unit i will give you the part # for the keyway



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