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Engine cuts off when i engage belts on mower deck

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The manual will cover it.

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Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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

Posted on May 18, 2009

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the pulley that the disingage spring is hooked to sounds like its freezing up it may need some oil put on it to make it slide easier

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did you try depressing the clutch to disengage everything regardless of being in neutral? and it sounds like a pulley bearing went bad.try to spin the pulley with your hand and see if it moves.take the belt off to the mower deck and that should keep them from turning when you go to start it.

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Blades wont engage


Hi Mary:
The drive belt will possibly have slipped off a pulley.
With the engine OFF, look between the cutting deck and the underside of the machine. Check the position of the belt as you have a helper move the engage/dis-engage lever back and forth.
Reply as a COMMENT to this post if you need more assistance.
Cheers

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Mower starts and runs beautifully until i try and engage the cutting blade.It smokes badly... doesn't seem the belt is moving. its practically new, just purchased it in July 2013 and only used it three...


Something is jammed under the deck. If the engine runs good until you engage PTO, the problem is in the deck. With engine off, disconnect belt for deck from PTO, then remove deck and flip it over. With belt off try to spin blade. They should spin freely. If not, you have a bad bearing which are fairly simple to replace, just a few bolts. FYI, draw a diagram or take a picture of belt routing before removal, this will be good to refer to for installation of belt when your done. Hope this helps.

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Craftman 42 inch riding mower deck shakes and make noise


sounds like he bent a blade that's when the belt went

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Mower cuts off when blade is engaged.


Not familiar with this model, but a thought, check for a kill switch.

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Hit a peice of metal, now mower won't engage.


The mower engages by an electronic clutch. If it doesn't squeal/smoke/start the mower deck when you try to engage the mower, then the electronic clutch is faulty (you may have sent shrapnel into the clutch), or the belt is cut or damaged enough not to drive the deck. If this problem is indeed associated with the mowing metal problem then you need to visually check under the engine - that's where the electronic clutch that drives the mowerdeck is located. You'll notice that there is a drive belt that goes from the engine to the mowerdeck. That's your drive belt. You should loosen the belt and check the mower deck to see if you can rotate the drive pulley and in turn this rotates the blades (of course you do this with the engine off). That would determine if it's the deck or the clutch that has issues. Your instruction manual will show you how to loosen the belt then try to spin the mower deck drive pulley. If it spins by hand then look back toward the clutch. If the deck doesn't rotate then it needs to be removed so you can flip it belly up to see what's hindering the movement. These decks clog easily, but if clogged when you try to engage the mower deck it will squeal. They're easy to remove (if you have some kind of overhead lift - if not they can be a pain). Good luck

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Install belt on toro mower model 70041


For removing/replacing the deck belt, the general method is:
  1. turn off engine, remove key and set parking brake
  2. disengage blade by putting blade engage lever into off (disengaged) position
  3. lower the cutting deck to the lowest position (closest to the ground)
  4. relieve the belt tension (depending on the model, use a 3/8 inch ratchet set to tighten in the square hole of the idler bracket)
  5. remove and replace the belt
NOTE: it's not necessary to completely remove the cutting deck.

Useful diagrams for removing the cutting deck, http://216.213.143.2/ProAuthor/ManProc.cfm?ManualID=425&ProcID=14794

For deck belt diagrams, http://216.213.143.2/ProAuthor/ManProc.cfm?ManualID=425&ProcID=14796

If the transmission drive belt needs to be replaced, several components must be removed and special tools (i.e. air/impact wrench) used in order to change the tractor's transmission drive belt. See an Authorized Toro Service Dealer to have your drive belt replaced.

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I need a belt diagram for a ranch king king plus also i need to know the size for the main drive belt


Ranch King is a brand name of the manufacturer MTD.

Product manuals with part blow-up diagrams are available from MTD's web site,
http://www.mtdproducts.com/
Models are identified from the model number printed on a label under the mower seat.
The PTO and deck drive belts are shown on one diagram and the transmission drive belt is shown on another. The Form number on my printed Operator's Manual is 770-10526A (22HP, 46in cut) for Hydrostatic 817/818 models.

Parts can be ordered directly from MTD or other distributors on the web.

It is my experience that original brand name MTD belts work best.

The 22HP, 46" mower deck Ranch King Pro has 3 belts:

The drive belt which runs from the engine pulley back to the hydro drive unit to provide over-the-ground propulsion is part #754-0349.

A mower has either an electric PTO or a manual PTO, not both.

The electric PTO belt the provides power to the blade deck (runs around the electric clutch on the engine shaft (activated by electric switch, not the mechanical hand lever that engages the mower deck) is p/n 754-0476 for the 46" deck.

The manual PTO belt the provides power to the blade deck (runs off the pulley on the engine shaft (activated the mechanical hand lever to the left of the steering wheel that engages the mower deck) is p/n 754-0228 for the 46" deck.

The deck belt that goes around the 3 blade spindle assemblies on the mower deck, to drive the grass cutting blades is p/n 754-0349

In my experience, the PTO belt lasts about half a season, the other belts break about every other season when mowing 4 acres weekly.

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Engine cuts out when engaging clutch or engaging blades..


lift the seat and make sure the connector is firmly plugged into the seat switch

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