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How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?

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The deck belt on your riding lawn mower connects the crank shaft to the lawn mower blades, causing them to turn. If you notice cracks forming in the rubber, consider changing your deck belt. To avoid interruption while mowing, change the deck belt before it breaks.
The “Deck Belt” goes around the pulleys right above the blades on the deck and then to a double pulley. The “Drive Belt” on your mower goes from the transmission, around an Idler pulley then over to the double pulley I mentioned before. The Drive belt also plays a role in making the wheels turn.
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.

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ROUTING OF BELT – Mtd Drive Belt 42"
ANSWER : Diagram is on the mowing deckBest regardsCk

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Cub Cadet 1525 belt diagram
ANSWER : Attached is the blade diagram for correct placement of the deck belt. There is some bleed through from the back page, but you can see the direction of the belt. I have a 1525 mower for the last 11 years, still running and going. Hope this helps!

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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.
ANSWER : I don’t have an answer for you, but Do you have a diagram of the Drive Belt?

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I NEED A DIAGRAM FOR REPLACING THE BELTS ON THE 3 BLADE 46″ DECK. MADE IN 2007
ANSWER : MTD says there are 2 different applications. I hope this one is yours, if not, by using it as a reference; maybe you will be able to do yours. Good luck.

http://support.mtdproducts.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/7/~/how-is-the-46%22-cutting-deck-belt-routed%3F

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Belt routing diagrams – Craftsman 24 Hp 48" Deck Yard Tractor
ANSWER : You can try this….Might help

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Need diagram of deck belt installation – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : May I get the make and model # to get you the right belt diagram

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Mower belt diagram – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : You can get a belt diagram from

sears.com

just follow the leads, and have your model number handy, you will need it.

you can also get this from ayp.com

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I replaced the rear drive belt and now I only can go forward, what did I do wrong or what can I do to check this?
ANSWER : Your belt is not on right. MTDs use a tension system for the drive belts to control speed. You either missed a pulley or got one backwards.Check here for diagrams. You will need the model # for your tractor but is a good site for all kinds of mowers

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