Question about Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor - CA Model
I have a Craftsman Mower and when i try to engage the blades they don't turn. I have checked the belt and they are all on track and the pulley that is being driven by the motor is spinning. The belt just wont catch and turn. I have tried using WD-40 on all the pulleys just to make sure they all want to turn. The pulley that tensions the belt also moves into place so at this point i'm at a loss and the lawn continues to flourish wildly.
Yes, that would make a difference. I have seen the pivot point get rusted and dirty to the point that they wouldn't tension the belt enough. Locate the bolt where it pivots and loosen it just a little, then see if the belt gets tight. It must be really tight when engaged almost like a fan belt on your car in order for it to work. I would also recommend that you take a close look at your belt. It could be burned and have a flat spot since it has apparently been slipping. A flat spot on the belt will cause major vibration when the blades are turning.
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
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