Question about Cub Cadet Garden
Transmission problem - either the clutch plate is worn out (you will need to replace it and correctly readjust the lever) or the belt is slipping, either because it's loose (the tension spring is worn out and has softened (replace it) or the pivot points are rusted and no longer move freely - oil it) or it has aged and it will have to be replaced.
You will need to dismantle the transmission for that.
Posted on May 28, 2011
The drive belt is too lose or warn. The heat from spinning for 15 minutes softens the rubber and causes it to engage.
I would try tightening it (first), it may only help for a short period (few mows).
Eventually, you will have to change the belt (belt costs about $25).
Another possible problem is the "clutch wheel cable" (about $20 for new). It may just need to be adjusted if it is not pulling the drive mechanism tightly to the plate on the drive axle (take it apart to see how it works - it will be obvious). There are no good images on the internet for me to show you. Don't buy a cable unless you are sure it is broken - yours is not broken if it starts working after 15 minutes.
Good luck and remember to check back and let me know how things work out.
Posted on May 27, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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