The little black drive belt that moves the cradle back and forth is loose and falls off. I have been searching for the part and have found a potential, RDVO041, however there is no description of this part nor parts list at the site.
I took my old belt to my local hardware store, went to their O-ring cabinet and matched an O-ring that was about 1mm smaller than the original (seeing how my original one had stretched out). It cost 49 cents and works as good as new.
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I will try to give you all information needed to fix the tractor. The first question is have you removed the rear wheels. The rear wheels have a square axle key that drive them. I have provided you with an image below showing the placement of the axle key.
If the axle key is in position, the next check to make is if the drive belt is still on. With the tractor on a level surfaced and the engine off look under the tractor at the drive belt. The belt should be free of slack and go around all of the pulleys.
If the belt is fine put the tractor in neutral and try to push it. If you can push the mower, you know the brake is not the problem. If you can not push the tractor the problem is likely a stuck brake. You will need to mover the break lever on the transaxle to see if it is sticking. If it is stuck you should be able to free it up by spraying a little WD-40 on the brake lever. Then work it back and forth.
Your tractor has a hydrostatic transaxle, I recommend you try to purge the air out of the system. The purging instructions can be found in your owner's manual and I have posed them below.
Next check the brake lever on the transaxle. If it has been sitting for a long period of time it might be stuck on. The lever is located on the right side of the tractor inside of the frame. I recommend working the lever back and forth to make sure it is moving freely.
When you are looking under the tractor, have someone move the shifter. When the shifter is moved, you should see the shifter on the transaxle move. If the shifter is properly attached, have someone start the tractor and let out on the brake. Now carefully look under the tractor at the Trans axle drive pulley. The drive pulley should be spinning. If the pulley is spinning, the problem is most likely a defective transaxle.
There's a good chance that one of the pulleys has a problem.
With the engine OFF, lie so that you can see the belt and pulleys. 1) Try to move the cutter pulleys while holding the blade. Any movement will indicate a stripped or loose connection.
2) Have a helper move the engage lever back and forth so that the belt pulls against the pulleys. Look for any unwanted movement like wobble in the pulleys.
3) Check the idler pulleys to make sure the bearings are OK.
Make sure that the drive belt that drives the rear transaxle pulley has not fallen off, broke off or is too loose. If the belt fell off, make sure that the guide pins that prevents the belt from falling off is not broken, missing, or bent too far out which will allow the drive belt to come out of track. If you have static drive where the rear transaxle is driven by hydraulic fluid, check for belt operation to make sure belt is in good condition and not too loose. There should be a check port to inspect the level of the hydraulic fluid as well. It's a little tricky to get to but you should be able to manage it. I usually check my Craftsman tractors rear transaxle hydraulic fluid by backing it.............in you case pushing the rear of the tractor up on car ramps and reach up from underneath to check the fluid level. Hope this helps. If you have additional questions, I'll be more than happy to answer. I'll be very busy this week and may not be able to reply until later this week. Good Luck.
NO AUTOMATIC NOR MANUAL TRANSMISSION....THAT I AM AWARE OF WORKS OFF OF BELTS IN ANY WAY! I REALLY DON'T KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I MUST STATE THIS...BUT....PEOPLE REALLY...GIVE MAKE-MODEL-YEAR-SPECIAL EDITIONS...ETC......THIS IS LIKE ASKING:' does my car come in red"! I CAN HELP YOU...BUT I AM NOT A MIND READER!
May I suggest you do a little detective work? I see different models of dryer have different rollers. Could you look to see if your rollers are supposed to be rounded or flat? It depends on where they support the drum. I have both for use to fix dryers. Then, look to see the surface of the drum. Is the round roller supposed to fit in a rounded slot? If so, is the drum falling out of the place it is supposed to ride? I have had that happen when I was moving the dryer, and I tipped it over, and the drum fell out of its place inside the machine. Sounds like a roller fix will make the belt go longer. Oh yes, be absolutely sure the rollers are free wheeling and move on their shafts freely back and forth, as well as spinning. Be blessed.
I'll bet it maks the same noise backing up too the motormounts are loose enough to allow the fan belt drive to run into something. with the hood open and someone driveing the car have them put the car in gear and watch the motor move around ( it should move around a little) as they put the car in reverse and hold the brake so the car doesn't move lean or the gas and you should see where it's hitting and make the repairs or reconnect something that's falling off like the raditor fans, the hoses for the air conditioner or other belt drive conponants. If this doesn't find anything look at the drive axels and see if their covers and shields are all in place and not runnininto something
i am having a similar problem. my power steering pully is loose. im pretty sure i have to replace the pump and the pully however my power steering still works but the belt squeals.check all the pullys they drive the belt or belts. its usually always either the tensioner thats the pully that allows you to remove the drive belt or the power steering pully which sucks the most because you must remove the entire power steering pump to replace the pully and since you have to go through all that trouble you might as well replace the entire power steering pump as well. i am not a mechanic so try and find more information.
The cartridge cradle is where the ink cartridges are installed. It slided back and forth on a silver rail. If the rail gets dirty, the cradle can stick and not move freely. Try cleaning the rail with a soft clean dry cloth.
I've also see the cradle become disconnected from the belt that moves it back and forth. If that has occurred, and it is out of warranty, it will need replacement.