How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?
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A perfectly tight mower belt can rotate without slipping off but not cause the engine to over-exert and overheat. If the belt does not slip off while working and is not producing unfavorable sounds that indicate wearing off of the belt, then that is the perfect tightness for it.
An over-tightened belt can burn out any bearing that the belt rotates on, including alternator, power steering pump, A/C compressor, idler pulleys, etc. An over-tightened timing belt can ruin any pulley bearing it is connected with.
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Fitting new drive blet
Just loosen the adjuster and when it loose pull-out the loosen belt and replace with the new one and retight the adjuster at exact belt tension
Drive belt Have replace drive belt but mower still has no forward movement. Mower is only 2 years old but its already had to have another drive belt installed by the dealer last year. wanted to do it myself but when i install belt theres hardly any tension so mower doesnt move. Checked and rechecked the diagram and is installed correctly. Cant find a tensioner adjustment if it has one.
I don’t have an answer for you, but Do you have a diagram of the Drive Belt?
How do you change a lawnmower drive belt? – Toro LX468 lawn tractor
Wont blow the snow
Most of the time this is because of a worn belt or tensioner out of adjustment.
How to change drive belt – Huskee Tractor Replacement Riding Lawn Mower 42" Deck Mulching Kit fits Huske
Step 1 – Loosen tension and remove belt. Locate the adjustment fastener and loosen it. …
Step 2 – Inspect drive and drive pulleys. Check the drive and pulley wheels. …
Step 3 – Select correct replacement belt. …
Step 4 – Install V-belt. …
Step 5 – Correctly tension new belt. …
Step 6 – Start the engine.
Mtd 19 In. 173 CC OHV 3-In-1 self propelled. Drive will not engage. Appears as if the belt is too loose even when the drive control bar is depressed all the way. Is this adjustable? This mower hasn’t enough hours on it to stretch the belt, it seems in great shape.
Between the handle and the connection to the drive system, look for adjustment screw or nut and screw on cable. Maybe even check the spring tension, if handle is spring loaded and the spring is stretched it will not engage drive system. If no adjustment to be found then you must get new belt. Good Luck…
Is there a way to adjust drive belt on 19hp craftsman riding mower model#917256561. does not seem to be wore out. thanx, don
Yea most likely the idler pully, not to tight tho. thats the one that doesnt DRIVE blades
Drive belt keep falling off
You have belt guides near your pulleys that helps to keep the belt on during no engagement
you need to check to see if they are missing or bent and adjust as close to the pulley and belt as possible without interfereing with the belt and pulleys while engaged.IE: no rubbing against the pulley or belt while engaged or moving.