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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.
Belt tension is measured by plucking the belt span while holding a sensor close by. Belt tension is adjusted until the belt span frequency, or measured tension level is within manufacturer`s recommendations.
To even out the tension in the belt, use a spanner or socket wrench on the crankshaft-pulley bolt and turn the crankshaft two full turns clockwise . Tighten the locking bolt first to hold the tensioner in its new position. Tighten the pivot-spring bolt, which has a precise torque setting.
Belts that are too tight put an excessive load on pulleys, shafts, and bearings. Excessive belt tension will also wear out a belt quickly. Proper belt tension is 1/2 inch of sideplay both ways. Press down on the belt midway between pulleys and observe the travel.
For most effective results, a lawn mower deck should have a pitch, or height difference of 1/8-inch to 1/2-inch between the front of the deck to the back of the deck. Naturally, this makes the sweet spot about 1/4-inch of pitch, depending on the mower model.
Tight side and slack side

When belt is running over pulley, the friction creates grip on pulley which creates tension on one side of belt which makes the driven pulley to run, this side is called tight side. The other side does not experience same tension, that side is called slack side.

The signs of a loose mower deck belt include the mower belt slipping, the belt coming off the pulleys, a stretched belt, excessive vibration of the deck belt, a high pitched noise, rapid signs of wear and tear, and a shiny and glazed belt, among others.
Belt tension is measured by plucking the belt span while holding a sensor close by. Belt tension is adjusted until the belt span frequency, or measured tension level is within manufacturer`s recommendations.
To even out the tension in the belt, use a spanner or socket wrench on the crankshaft-pulley bolt and turn the crankshaft two full turns clockwise . Tighten the locking bolt first to hold the tensioner in its new position. Tighten the pivot-spring bolt, which has a precise torque setting.

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My snapper mower only has two forward gears and no reverse. the clutch is worn. Could replacing the clutch fix the problem or is there something else going on with the transmission?
ANSWER : Typically if your clutch is worn, you would experience some slippage in all gears. If your forward gears work, but reverse does not, you should be looking at a potentially more serious problem.

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Either need to rebuild carborator or clean it ?
ANSWER : Most small lawn mowers have a carborator mounted on the gas tank.if you take the screws out and look it has a gasket and the gasket will be bad and need to be replaced also if it is a newwer model it has a primer bulb that needs to be replaced at same time.

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Snapper series 23 wont turn over and when you try to manually start it, the pull seems to be locked.
ANSWER : That suggests that your piston is seized, but that may not be the case. First, check underneath to make sure that you have not allowed a build-up of debris that could be stopping the blade from turning. Second, remove the plug and see if the machine (since removing the plug will stop you from having any compression to pull against) will turn over. Might be a good idea to spray some WD-40 or something similar into the plug hole to see if that will loosen things up if the first two suggestions have no effect. You can, of course, (with the spark plug disconnected) attempt to turn the blade underneath. That would move your piston in the cylinder, and, once it is moving more easily, allow you to use your pull start to get the machine running.
Hope this get you started.

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What size for a 611 deutz allis 42 in deck – Mtd Drive Belt 42"
ANSWER : Go to simpletractors.com they may have the answer for you !

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48″ snapper zero turn yard cruiser
ANSWER : Ether bad check valve or pump went out check valve 100.00 if pump 300.00

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How do you wire a snapper rear engine rider? – Omega Rear Drive Wheel Snapper Mowers
ANSWER : There are 2 wires to the starter (If installed) the positive 12V DC must be hooke up correctly to the starter or it will run backwards. Then the ignition wire that goes to the run position of the start (on/off if installed other than on the engine) switch. Also the engine alternator output wire to the battery and the battery ground wire. (if installed)

You made no mention of what your real concers are so I am offering this reponse until I hear what you need as far as advice.

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

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Wont blow the snow
ANSWER : Most of the time this is because of a worn belt or tensioner out of adjustment.

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