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take the belt off and be sure the pulleys turn freely. sounds like you mowed through water and they may have some rust on them or the bearings in the spindles are bad. just take the belt off, turn the pulleys and find the one that is bad and repair it.

Mtd Garden | Answered 2 days ago


Request a belt installation diagram directly from MTD.

Mtd Garden | Answered on May 20, 2017


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Mtd Garden | Answered on May 17, 2017


First lift up the front tires of the ground with a jack. Look for a bent linkage bar or other damage or maybe foreign material that restricts the free movement of the linkage. Also check the front ball joints, axles and kingpins for lack of lubricant.

Mtd Garden | Answered on May 16, 2017


check to see if there is an adjustment that prevents that happening so that when the deck is fully raised it is against stops that leave clearance to the pulley and belt

Mtd Garden | Answered on May 04, 2017


First inspect any fuel lines for tightness at the connections, flexibility, and cracks or holes in the line. If there is no seal, the vacuum is not present to pull the fuel in. If no problems are found, try a 1-2 second spray of staring fluid into the air intake and immediately try starting it.

Mtd Garden | Answered on Apr 24, 2017


For belt installation instructions, contact MTD.

Mtd Garden | Answered on Apr 24, 2017


the mower you have came with an 21.5hp motor,if it has a 17.5hp motor,then someone has swtched them,or you dont have the correct mower numbers,if you need parts for the mower and not the engine,then you can use that manual,if you need parts for the engine,then you will need a parts manual for the engine only.

Mtd Garden | Answered on Apr 21, 2017


Yes, the engine is identical to the ones used on several lawnmowers and the safety bar must be held in against the handle to enable it to start. Releasing it while running will kill the engine.

Mtd Products ... | Answered on Apr 20, 2017

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