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I have an Craftsman 17.5 Hp 42 in mower and the blades are making a loud noise when they cut on. I have cleared all of the junk that was under the deck and I found out that the pulley is hard not move. How do I properly loosen the pulley ?

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You can try to take off the pulley and soak it PB blaster or WD40 to loosen whatever is going on inside there, because it sounds very much like your bearings in that pulley are wasted! You might have to buy a new pulley assembly or bearing if that does not work. I am leaning towards the second solution. Try it what have you got to lose?

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