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I can't disingage the lever to cut grass on my craftsman riding lawn mover. Now because of this I can't start the mover.

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  • george recor May 11, 2010

    do you have pictures of it if so i can probably help

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The lever moves an arm on the deck connected to a pivoting plate holding the idler pulley. when you push up the lever, it pulls the pivot [and idler pulley] back and puts tension on the belt. if this pivot gets rusted, it sticks and won't release tension on the belt. find the pivot point and lubricate it thoroughly with oil, wd-40, or liquid wrench, then work it back and forth by hand until it is freed up

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