Question about Mtd Garden
Sounds like the switch is failing .
Posted on Apr 06, 2015
Owner's manual? no manual, try for both owner and Repair manual on manualslib.com
Wild guess, the angle of the PTO drive shaft related to the height of the deck is causing a problem. Perhaps it's binding and won't turn, or pops out because of the binding and load. Perhaps the drive shaft is not "locked" on for some reason, with pins or
another device. Perhaps the sliding portion needs lubrication.
Posted on Apr 06, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This can be due to a belt slipping or a bad spindle bearing.
And on the difficulty scale,10 being extremely difficult, The belt would be a 1 or 2 and the spindle about 6 or 7 (because the deck usually needs removed for this job)
Posted on Apr 04, 2009
I have the exact same model MTD tractor with same problem. It began when the bolt that extends through the idler arm assembly broke and subsequently damaged the pulley. Upon examination of the broken bolt, I found that the threaded end that extends below the deck is significantly smaller that the rest of the bolt. I got a larger bolt with the same size threads, bored out the hole through the deck and it made the whole idler assembly much stronger. the deck still has some vibration and some unusual belt harmonics, but it appears to be working. Compared to most other tractors of this size, this deck is very complicated.
Posted on Jun 15, 2009
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