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Not a expert just trying to help,check your springs and pulleys to see if working right and check the brake on the pulleys,,hope this help you

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Hi Terry:
As good luck would have it, I have one of these mowers.
As I see it, there are only two adjustments possible:
1) the for/aft positioning of the mower deck as determined by the length of the central front deck positioning rod.
2) the amount of tension on the spring that holds the engage idler against the belt. That can be changed by moving the bracket that anchors the spring.
I've had my unit for several years now and replaced blades, spindles, and pulleys (I mow far too many rocks) but never had to adjust the blade drive belt.
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My Craftsman Lawn Tractor is making a whining sound and a burning odor when I have the cutting deck engaged. It stops as soon as I dis-engage the blades.


it sounds like the deck and or the belt needs to be adjusted and aligned. 1st make sure mower is OFF and blades are disengaged. check to make sure the deck/blades are free of harden grass, twigs, branches, and that they are free moving. 2nd make sure belt is in its correct path. 3rd make sure the deck can be lowered and raised without obstructions 4th make sure no parts have been bent and the pulleys are parallel to the deck and the deck is not cracked or broken by the blades hitting something hard and the deck being damaged. 5th the belt adjustment needs to be tight but not over tightened (see a service dealer).
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I have a craftsman 19.5 and the blades will not engage what is the problem?


Hi there,

From the description provided any answer is pure conjecture.

If it produces smoke and a burned rubber smell, one or more of the blades is jammed (Could also be bearings on blade shaft)

The drive belt could be broken or loose or off

The clutch to engage blades
If manual may need adjusting
If electric, may be disconnected

Best regards

Mike

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CRAFTSMAN Tractor Model%23 917257643 adjust idler pulley. I have the above lawn tractor. One day the mower belt shredded. I got another one and when I engage the mower it starts to shred. I think I need to...


First things first! Before you installed the new belt, did you check the blades and idler pulleys to see if they all turned freely with no resistance while the belt was off and the blade brakes released? Release the blade brakes by engaging the handle with the engine off!
When you installed the new belt, did you put the back side of the belt against the flat pulleys and the inside of the belt in the V-pulleys? Did you double check to make sure you didn't inadvertently miss a belt guide getting the belt on the outside of it instead of underneath it. Did you look at the picture in your owners manual to make sure you had it routed correctly and make sure it is not rubbing against anything when you have the blade lever engaged? CHECK THIS WITH THE ENGINE OFF If you don't have your owners manual, look under the foot boards on the tractor, many of the Sears tractors have the routing diagrams there. If it is not there you can go to searspartsdirect.com , enter model number 917.257644 (NOTE the number difference) and look at the picture of the deck, it shows what the belt should look like when it is installed. You can also download an owners manual there. As best as I can remember, there is no adjustment for the idler pulleys.

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BLADE DRIVE BELT ADJUSTMENT


Well, most riding mowers have a "pully idler", meaning once you have the belt on there (and it is the RIGHT size), the idler automatically gives the belt tension when you engage it (in fact, the idler pully is what IS engaged when you engage the belly mower).

Couple things to check (super simple):

The Belt. Look to see if she is wore smooth out.
Sometimes....they WILL stretch on you, instead of busting/coming apart, and give you noise (when she is engaged, but wore out enough to flop around a little)

The Deck Blade Bearings. Straight away, that is what it sounds like, or bent blades.

Check your Blade Bearings (super simple):
1. Pick up your deck to the highest high setting (mower off, just sitting).
2. Reach under, and grab your mower blade (do this for both sides), and TILT your blade UP (meaning, don't LIFT the blade straight up).
Seriously, jiggle it at a TILT. If you feel some slack in the bearing, the bearing IS shot. Straight up and down is most of the time OK, IF it is VERY little play on your blade bearings. As you do it, look at your belt pulley directly on top, if you see that pully bobbing....

However, if you grab one side of the blade only, then tilt the blade up, and she moves.....
Bearings need replaced, both the upper AND lower bearings PER blade.

They are not hard to replace, and not expensive either! (Though unfortunately, most are "sealed" junk nowadays!)

Bad Bearings show up (make themselves known) in only a few ways: Tons of Noise (grinding, squealing) & Vibration.

Go check them thar Bearings!

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Blades will not engage


Lever that adjusts height does not make blades turn. You need to engage the blade lever and if you can not tell if the blades are turning then they probably aren't. check belt it could need replacement.

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