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I took off the deck on my craftsman 20hp 42in lawn tractor to replace my blades. blades are replaced and good to go, hooked everything back up and how only the right blade works. Any thoughts? I thought I put it back the same way but having trouble with the troubleshooting. Thanks! - Jason Torres

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  • jason_torres Apr 26, 2010

    It is a 46in deck, sorry!

  • jason_torres Apr 26, 2010

    I will look over the pulley tonight. I have a couple follow-up questions if you don't mind:
    - The belt goes with the smaller thickness side against the pulleys?
    - Is there a way to tighten the belt or is it suppose to be a little loose?

    Thanks!

  • jason_torres Apr 27, 2010

    Ends up the spring mechanism for the left blade system was not hooked up correctly. Did a little test run of cutting the lawn with just the left blade and worked like a charm. Joys of homeownership...

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The belt may have slipped off the pulley on the left blade.

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    RonInFla Apr 27, 2010

    cool...have fun...

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