Question about Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor - CA Model

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Mower cuts out

I have a 12hp 40in Murray mower. While I have the blades engaged it sometimes cuts out. IF I stop the blades then it runs fine. Just changed the fuel filter. I am also in need of a belt. (just broke on me this am) Went to a "lawn mower' man in town and they can't seem to locate the right one. I have searched online and nothing is coming up. What size do I need? Model number: 40710a Date: 1404

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  • k_long38 Jul 04, 2009

    This is the model number on the mower. It is behind the seat. Model number: 40710A Date: 1404

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Your model number is fine. The belt number is 37x62, assuming it's the blade drive belt. The loss of power is probably coming from the carb. Sounds like a fuel delivery restriction. The carb needs to be cleaned/repaired.

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First of all the numbers you have are not correct, please try again, secondly, it losing power because of a few reasons, carb needs adjustment, governor needs adjustment, or valves need adjustment, with the correct model number and type, I can help with the belt and the problem

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