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I just got this mower and the blade wont turn, it would't stop at first. after i mowed for aboout 15 min it stopped.

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  • fredtoby Oct 06, 2009

    I have an ariens rm828, the blade would keep turning after disengaging, now it won't turn. When it did turn it wasn't fully engaged just engaged enough to turn blade when setting on pavement. Blade stopped when mowing Would also like website to get parts list

  • fredtoby Oct 06, 2009

    the mower works not the blade, can i find a parts list

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Tip the mower up on the side so you can inspect the belt underneath. See if you can turn it by hand? See if anything is obstructing the belt pulley system?

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Hi fred,

you may be encountering multiple issues. one is the clutch that moves or controls your transmission and the rolling of the blade. else the gear selector is broken or worn out thats is why you dont have control of the movement of the mower anymore.

best bid is to locate the parts for replacement through isolation. check the belts and your control.

for more information on repair, please click on the links below.

http://www.lawnsite.com/archive/index.php/t-198206.html

http://www.justanswer.com/questions/2i2s5-hi-just-purchased-ariens-rm828

http://www.ssbtractor.com/wwwboard/messages8/6782.html

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Hi
Check the blade drive belt. Blade drive belts are specially designed to withstand the forces of cutting. The majority of wear on the belt occurs when the blade is engaged. Heavy grass cutting adds stress to the belt. Belt life can be extended by first engaging the blade with the engine at half throttle, then increasing to full throttle for mowing. Always mow using full throttle. When mowing tall grass, cut it twice; using a shorter cut the first time and then lower the blade to the final cutting height for the second round. For mulching, cut only 1/3 of the height of the grass. Avoid cutting wet grass. Wet grass clumps and sticks to the mower deck. The best time for mowing is late afternoon when the grass is dry and not wet.
have you checked the cables, on some self propelled mowers there's a lever w/ cable on the handle that needs to be usually pulled back to engage the drive mechanism.
or are you sure its the right size? too tight or too slack wont let it operate properly.
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.

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