Question about Garden

1 Answer

Bolt that attaches belt pulley to mower deck keeps breaking off.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 472 Answers

SOUNDS LIKE YOU GOT SOMETHING IN A BIND

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Snapper NXT236 keeps twisting and breaking mower deck belts


check for failing cutter shaft bearings , misalignment of pulleys , incorrect belt tension, wrong section belts in use
breaking belts is an indication of the belt going around a pulley and flexing against the belt fabric structure ( bending backwards as opposed to running properly in the groove) which indicates that the tension pulley is on the wrong position on the belt

Jul 14, 2016 | Snapper NXT2346 46" 23HP NXT Lawn Tractor

1 Answer

I have a huskee lt 4200. I keep buying deck belts for it but it keeps eating them up. The tensioner pulley is engaging but the belt flaps around real bad. Ive replaced cable. Caint figure it out.


Clay it may be time to replace the pulleys,including the engine pulley, check all bearings and blade spindles for wear and free movement and if the tensioner is on an arm lube the arm so it move freely.
Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
"I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button. Check out some of my other posts if you need more tips and info."
Why am Breaking So Many Belts on My Mower
http://www.tractorforum.com/f166/burning-up-deck-belts-21199
Craftsman lawn tractor breaking belt after each use
Why Does My Yard Man Mower Keep Destroying the Belt That Is on the Deck to...

Jun 05, 2016 | Garden

1 Answer

Need diagram for a poulan xt 30" belt route on deck .Belt keeps breaking shortly after changing I am beginning to think that all the gumballs from the gum trees may breaking it is that possible


Two things first if it just keep breaking..the most probable cause would be the belt on one the spindle or drive pulley " on engine " is routed around most of the pulley then over the belt keeper instead of on the pulley grove..or the keepers are way out of adjustment the keepers have sharp edges on the outside and will tear up a belt in no time...as for the routing most are simple and follow the same procedure,,first look at all the pulleys on the mower deck...there are two kinds the drive and idlers..the drivers are attached to the engine and spindle where the blades and have deep v shape and have on or two belt keepers attached very close on the deck..the others are idlers including the tensioner that engages the belt and keep tension,,they do not have v they are flat with two small right angle edges to keep the belt straight they are designed to ride on the flat back side of the pulley..first detirmine the rotation of the pulleys the starting at the engine drive pulley place the belt in and follow to the first pulley in the direction of mowing all the way around the then operate the engage/disengage lever it will move the engage idler pulley..fit the belt on the flat side the locate others and do the same..you will need to play with it awile but you will find the route...just remember when you do route it look for and adjust the belt keepers..they are there to keep the belt on when running disengaged...you know the results once off the pulley a torn up belt...this is long but i believe if you take your time it will help...good luck.

Mar 20, 2016 | Poulan Garden

1 Answer

Changing Blades


With most small lawn tractors I've dealt with, you want to unhook the deck-blade drive belt, some have one large belt that turns the blades as well as the rear wheels, others have more than one belt.. usually you will find four brackets that suspend the entire mower deck below the lawn tractor. To locate these brackets raise the mower deck so that its not resting on the ground, then push the mower deck side to side and notice where the attaching arms are moving under mower but above the deck, once you find the four brackets, lower the deck 2 its lowest point. remove the connecting pins noting the exact hole each pin came out of, if you have not removed the belt bye now do so at this time. you may find a stubborn piece of metal preventing the belt from coming off near the larger pulley Don't bend it out of the way just remove or loosen its nut,its there 4 a reason. so now, 1 the belts off the pulley. 2. the pins or bolts have been removed from the suspending arms and the hole positions have been noted. remove any other actuating rods or levers remaining so that the mower deck can slide out from under the mower. you may have to put the front wheels on a 4x4 blocks or similar to accomplish this. once you've got the deck out carefully turn it upside down, use blocks to keep from mashing pulleys, etc. you will probably see two or three blades, remove hex head bolt w/ washer holding blade to spindle, be sure to note cutting side of blade and direction of travel. If you don't see bolts in the center of blade look for my other solution for changing blades and blade bearings.


Jul 16, 2013 | Garden

1 Answer

Mes now keep replacing with john deere parts, cant see any reason why, any ideas?


Maybe the drive belt is to small and pulling on the assembly, and in turn pulling enough to break the bolt. probably is fine when idle, but under load the condition changes, causing tension to be applied and snapping the bold. That would be the first place I would look.

I have also had other bolts come out of other assemblies and everything ran fine. Until one day when it didnt and belts snapped and so did bolts as and my transmission. It wasnt a good day. So check your belt alignments, mower deck bolts, spring placement, rear end bolts, etc. Good Luck!!

Jun 10, 2012 | John Deere 22HP VTwin 48" Riding Mower

1 Answer

The drive belt on my self propelled 21 inch cut yard machine lawn mower keeps breaking. the belt goes on the drive pulley on the top front housing of the mower and then goes through a slot under where the...


Check all pulleys for bad bearings by removing belt and they should turn freely without feeling any resistance or roughness, make sure idler pulley is not loose on shaft, check for alignment of belt (deck itself could have warped).

Sep 05, 2017 | Yard Machines 11A54MC006 21Inch 139cc MTD...

2 Answers

I need to tighten belt for the mower deck, how is that done? it is a 2004 craftsman 17.5HP 42 " deck. Can you help me


Each of the pulleys on top of the deck should have tensioners. These tensioners are usually the type which have a bolt for you to tighten while attached to the pulley. While you tighten the bolt, the pulley puts tension on the belt.

Aug 05, 2010 | Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor...

2 Answers

The belt dry rotted and flew off without me being able to remove it myself, now I need to know how to install the new drive belt.


To install the drive belt you will have to remove the drive belt first.
Follow the procedure: ---
Park the tractor on a level surface. Set the parking brake and remove the key from the ignition. Study the belt replacement guide decal located underneath the left foot board for proper belt routing instructions.
Remove the mowing deck by first moving the attachment clutch lever to the disengaged position (toward you). Move the attachment lift lever all the way forward to lower the mower housing to its down position.
Crawl beneath the tractor and roll the drive belt off engine pulley (it hangs directly beneath the engine). Remove small retainer clip that holds the clutch spring to the pulley bolt located at the center of the mowing deck. Remove the large retainer springs (two of them), then slide the belt collar away from the mower housing and off the housing bracket.
Disconnect the anti-sway bar rods from the chassis brackets by removing the retaining cotter pins. Disconnect front links from the mower deck by removing retaining cotter pins. Disconnect the suspension arms from the rear mower deck brackets by removing the two cotter pins.
Move the attachment lift lever all the way to the forward position to raise the mower suspension arms to the full up position. Slide the mower deck out from beneath the tractor.
Crawl beneath the tractor and roll the drive belt off of the stationary idler pulley and the clutching idler pulley. They are both located immediately adjacent to the engine pulley. Be sure the belt is already away from the engine pulley, as well.
Push the drive belt slack toward the rear of tractor. Remove the drive belt from the Trans axle pulley by taking it over the trans axle pulley while compressing the movable belt keepers surrounding it. Remove the old belt from the tractor by pushing it clear of the center span keeper (located beneath the Trans axle pulley).
Install a new drive belt by following the reverse of the instructions for removal. Test the tractor and mower for normal operation.
 Thanks. Keep updated for any more query. You can rate this solution and show your appreciation.
 
 
 

Jul 19, 2010 | Garden

1 Answer

Swisher 60 deck belt breaks after mowing about 15 minutes.


Even though the routing is correct, have you checked that every spindle and idler pulley turns freely? These bearings can freeze up or bind because debris builds up in them. Also, if the bushings on the idler pulleys can wear, causing them to misalign. Keep checking. Also - is the belt snapping clean, or do you see a burnt, worn spot?

May 27, 2010 | Swisher 60" 26 Hp Zero Turn Radius Riding...

1 Answer

Cabel clutch


I think you're asking where the clutch cable attaches to the deck. It slips over the top of the mounting bolt on the idler pulley with a cotter pin through the hole on the top to keep it in place. It is the pulley that swivels to tighten the belt. Hope that helps..........

May 13, 2009 | Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Garden Logo

Related Topics:

55 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Garden Experts

Dennis Key
Dennis Key

Level 3 Expert

2478 Answers

roeb

Level 3 Expert

603 Answers

john h

Level 3 Expert

12650 Answers

Are you a Garden Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...