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Disengaging blades when mowing completed

I have a 15.5 hp 42in deck craftsman rideon lawn mower I am having problems disengaging the blades when done mowing the only thing I've done to try to fix problem is lubricate moving parts on the mower ie pulleys, bearings, blades any suggestions?

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The cam plate that the tensioner pulley is mounted on that rotates back around to tighten the belt as the cable or rod is engaged is likely rusted and worn, there is a bushing in this pivot that can be removed and cleaned fairly easily with a abrasive wheel or pad and lubricated upon reassembly.

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