Question about Toro Garden

1 Answer

My TORO 14-38 ride on mower is chewing the drive belt. The idler pulley belt was too loose and the guide was slipping and chewing the belt. I have tightened this but it appears to be still chewing the belt. Is the idler pulley wheel supposed to turn or the belt slide around it. I cannot get this wheel to turn for some reason.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,033 Answers

The pulley should turn, sounds like the bearing are froze up.

Posted on May 29, 2011

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I need help putting rear end back together on a 10 hp30 Murray riding lawnmower


Safety and Preparation Serious injury can occur if the engine or mower blades accidentally start while you are working with lawn tractors. To prevent this, drive the Murray lawn tractor onto a flat work surface and disengage the mowing deck cutting blades. Engage the parking brake to keep the mower from moving; chock the wheels with a wooden block or brick. Adjust the mowing deck to the lowest position. Turn off the engine and remove the key from the ignition. While not necessary, you may even wish to disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug. Mowing Deck Removal You must remove the mowing deck on a Murray lawn tractor to gain access to the belts. Remove the adjustment rod hairpins, followed by the adjustment rod pins from the front left and right sides of the mowing deck. At the rear on the left and right sides, pull out the retaining hairpins and slide the mowing deck suspension links from the adjuster plates to separate the rear mowing deck from the frame. Remove the blade control rod stud, including the hairpin and washer, from the top of the blade control lever shift linkage at the left rear of the deck. Remove the front hanger rod, including the hairpin and flat washer that hold the rod in place. Loosen the belt guide retaining bolts with a socket wrench and remove the engine stack pulley belt so you can slide the mower deck out from under the tractor Transmission Drive Belt Installation Slide the new transmission drive belt between the engine stack pulley belt guides, over the belt guide plate and under the engine stack pulley. Fit the transmission drive belt around the top engine stack pulley. Push the free end of the transmission drive belt up through the transmission shifter hole in the lawn tractor floorboard. Slip the transmission drive belt loop over the transmission shifter. Pull the transmission drive belt down through the transmission shifter hole. Fit the transmission drive belt around the transmission drive pulley and tighten the transmission drive pulley belt guide retaining bolts to hold it in place. Fit the transmission drive belt flat side around the idler pulley. Slide the idler pulley onto the idler pulley stud while holding the belt in place. Tighten the transmission idler pulley retaining nut with a socket wrench to secure the idler pulley to the idler pulley stud. Mowing Deck Drive Belt Installation Pull back on the right side mowing deck mandrel pulley spring-tensioned belt retainer. Guide the new mowing deck drive belt around the right side mandrel pulley and release the belt retainer. Pull the drive belt spring-tensioned retainer away from the mowing deck idler pulley, guiding the deck drive belt around the idler pulley. Fit the mowing deck drive belt around the left side mandrel pulley and under the rear mowing deck cross link rod between the right and left side mandrel pulley. Slide the mowing deck under the right side lawn tractor frame, reconnecting the deck to the frame in reverse order of removal. Engage and disengage the mower deck while driving the mower to test the belt for proper operation.

Sep 28, 2016 | Murray Garden

1 Answer

WILL NOT DRIVE FORWARD OR REVERSE


It sounds like the drive belt has slipped off a pulley. With fuel turned off, tilt the mower to one side- so the fuel cap is at the highest point of the tank, and cannot leak fuel out the breather hole. One belt will drive from the engine and the other end goes around an idler pulley. The other belt will drive from the axle to an idler pulley and will be slightly loose. This is the one that may have slipped from its position and not be contacting one or more pulleys when tightened. There should be a pair of pulleys, each being one side of the drive belt. Pressing the forward control should move one pulley onto the drive belt and simultaneously tighten the axle belt. Pressing the reverse control should engage the other pulley(on the opposite side of the belt) and also tighten the axle belt. This loose belt may have been bumped off one or more pulleys in the collision, and be sitting between the pulley and the guide/guard. With the ENGINE OFF, and the forward/reverse selector in neutral you should be able to force the loose belt back over the pulley.
Whether the forward/reverse mechanism drives the engine or axle pulley, the principle will be the same.

Apr 17, 2016 | Husqvarna YTH22V46 46 inch 22 HP Briggs &...

1 Answer

How do I replace an idler pulley on mower deck on toro timecutter mx 5060?


Release belt tension, unbolt the pulley, replace it with a new idler pulley. If you need more help, please follow up here.

Jul 29, 2014 | Toro Zero Turn TimeCutter MX Series MX4260...

2 Answers

Why would a riding mower have the blade turning slow?


If speed varies depending on how much grass you are cutting, look for loose or badly worn belt. If constant slow speed when engine is running at full noise can only be a slipping on pulley or clutch. Most likely clutch. Normally slipping generates much heat so look to your clutch or pulleys. If drive key has separated there will be damage to shaft with metal dust showing.

Jul 21, 2014 | Toro Garden

1 Answer

Fix a motion drive belt squeals on a Craftsman 24 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor - CA Model


If I understand the issue correctly, the belt that drives the machine's transmission squeals. When does it squeal? When engaging the clutch? When in motion?
Typically it's the condition of the belt. It's likely slipping due to stretch, wear or from an oil leak causing it to slip, or simply due to a loose idler pulley, worn idler pulley bearing, broken spring. Look for all that stuff. Look at the drive belt and inspect for wear, cracks, fraying, missing rubber, etc. Replace it if any of those conditions are found.

Jul 09, 2014 | Craftsman 20 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor -...

1 Answer

I have a Toro LX466 riding mower. The drive belt


How to replace the drive belt on a Toro LX466 Lawn Tractor

1. Jack up the front of the mower-place a couple of blocks under the front wheels (retaining wall blocks from your flower bed work great). Block the back wheels so the mower won't roll off the front blocks.

  1. Remove the battery and battery compartment from under the seat. You can now see the cooling fan blade under the seat. The belt runs from the pulley directly under the fan to the front of the tractor.

  2. Lower the mower deck to its lowest position. Remove the deck hanger rod from the slots in the front of the mower deck.

  3. Remove the metal rod guard below the engine pulley. It's held in place on one side with a bolt, and the other side with a cotter pin.

  4. Take a large pair of channel lock pliers (about 18 in long work great) and clamp them down directly on the engine pulley, but not so tightly you distort the pulley.

  5. Remove the bolt from the pulley. It's a right-handed bolt, so turn it counter-clockwise to remove.

  6. Slide the pulley down the shaft until you can work the belt off. If the belt is too tight, then remove the spring from the idler pulley under the tractor. It's hooked on a bolt near the side of the tractor. You can remove it by grabbing the end of the spring with a pair of needle-nose vise-grips and slipping the end off the bolt. Then remove the old belt from the tractor.

  7. Take a new belt (preferably Kevlar) and start at the back of the tractor (with the pulley under the cooling fan) and thread it through to the front of the tractor. The flat side of the belt rests against the idler pulley with the flat sides.

  8. Work the belt over the engine pulley and slide it back on the shaft. Tighten the bolt on the engine pulley hand tight. Then check the belt to make sure it hasn't slipped out of the groove on the cooling fan pulley.

  9. Clamp the engine pulley with the channel lock pliers and tighten the bolt.

  10. Make sure the belt is routed correctly on the idler pulleys. If you had to remove the spring on the idler pulley, replace it. You can do this by grabbing it with the needle-nose vise-grips and placing it on the bolt-make sure it's above the washer. Then remove the vise-grips and gently pry it over with a small screwdriver until it slips into place.

  11. Replace the metal guard below the engine pulley. Hook the mower deck back onto the deck hanger. Replace the battery compartment and battery. Unblock the mower.

Jun 15, 2010 | Toro LX466 22HP Lawn Tractor 13RT61RH244

2 Answers

Re: Craftsman 50'' Garden Tractor, Mfr: AYR. Mower drive belt is in place, but will not drive mower...looks loose?


Make sure the routing of the belt is correct, pay attention to tension pulley. Make sure belt is also not stretched you might need new belt.

Oct 15, 2009 | Garden

2 Answers

The mower deck drive belt slipped off the idler pulley on my 42'' Murray riding mower deck because the idler pulley was worn out. I need to know how to loop the belt back around the pulleys after I replace...


Get the model number off the tractor, go to:

www.murray.com

enter the model number and you will find a manual with pictures of how to route the belts along with a lot of other good information

Sep 30, 2009 | Garden

1 Answer

Broken belt


This is actually pretty simple:

Remove Pto guard on mower deck

Stand mower up on back stands

Pull the friction disc away from the drive disc

slip new belt in between the friction disc and drive disc pushing all the way through

release friction disc allowing to come back in contact with drive disc

loop belt around engine pulley

let mower back down

route belt around mower pulley

loosen guides on idler pulley

route belt through idler pulley

with engine off move pto lever to tighten mower belt

adjust guides on idler pulley allowing 1/8" from belt

tighten bolt on idler pulley

release pto tension

install mower pto guard

and you should be ready to mow

Aug 14, 2009 | Garden

Not finding what you are looking for?
Garden Logo

Related Topics:

529 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toro Garden Experts

Joseph Mueller
Joseph Mueller

Level 2 Expert

338 Answers

Mike Squire

Level 2 Expert

391 Answers

Roland W VanLue
Roland W VanLue

Level 3 Expert

486 Answers

Are you a Toro Garden Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...