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Craftsman Mower Deck Engagement Cable install – YouTube

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6cKjePhdqw
Jun 27, 2013 – Uploaded by redneckcomputergeak

How-to install a cable engagement on a craftsman lawn tractor. Craftsman, Poulan, AYP, Husqvarna part 175067, 169676 Deckclutch cable with … seat, but other than that the video was a HUGE help in replacing that cable.

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Lawn Mower Engine Deck Engagement Cable can help you to control your engine zone. Authentic OEM sourced replacement part used on lawn mowers. This cable assembly consists of a metal wire cable with z-type bent ends, rubberized cover/body and a plastic clip. Application: MTD Troy Bilt Super Bronco on 600 Series.
This can be from accumulated debris on top the deck, a worn cam / brake arms or rust where it pivots. Look at it this way. That mechanism on top the deck has to work freely or there is excessive force required from the cable.
The Power Take-Off (PTO) shaft is an efficient means of transferring mechanical power between farm tractors and implements.
If the PTO clutch is not getting power, if the clutch solenoid is defective, or if the clutch is worn out, the lawn mower blades will not engage. The PTO clutch is not repairable—if the clutch is defective, you must replace it.
Power Take-Off (PTO) drivelines are among the oldest and most common machinery hazards. Exposed bolts, universal joints, burrs, or other projections on rotating components can grab clothing, resulting in instant entanglement.
It equipped with its clutch, and this controlled distinctly from the tractor`s transmission. The Independent PTO has two types: first is mechanical and second is hydraulic.
As a rule, you`ll only need one beam along the outer edge of the deck ( a ledger bolted to the house supports the other end of the deck). Since support posts are often run through the decking to serve as railing posts, the specifications below are given for posts that will be spaced no more than 12` apart.
Footing must be dug down into undisturbed soil and to a minimum depth of 12-in below the finished grade.
In deck construction, a girder (or a beam) is a board or a composite of more than one board that serves as a supporting structure for the deck joists, which meet it perpendicularly. Girders are like a frame for the joists. Likewise, a large deck may need extra support in the middle.

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Replaceing mower deck belt on 20 hp 42 mower model no 917275660. Got the belt on. How do I get the cluch spring back on.
ANSWER : Are you refering to the spring attached to the end of the cable that runs up to the lever on the dash to engage the blades? All you needed to disconnect was that cable on top of the idler arm that’s held in place by a ‘hairpin’ and the left pulley cover to put the belt on.

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The mower deck clutch cable broke so blades will not engage and lever is loose on my Sears Craftsman 42-inch lawn tractor (917-271-742). I fished out the top piece of the cable, about 12 inches down to a rusty point where it broke. If I get the clutch kit (175067), which includes the cable, spring, etc., can I replace it from the top, or do I need a lift to get to the mover deck from the bottom? I do not have a lift or ramp that would work. What would I need to remove to get to the location where the cable/spring assembly hooks up to engage the blades?
ANSWER : I just got the kit 175067. Have the old one off except for where it’s attached to the lever, schedule and weather has kept me from going further. Very simple to reconnect things at the pulley and above but not too sure how to connect the rest onto the lever and haven’t had a chance to get a good look at how the old one might be connected yet. Should be a simple fix.

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I have a craftsman 16 hp 42″ deck the clutch cable to engage the blades was missing were do I connect the cable to on the mowing deck?
ANSWER : On the top of idler pulley

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No tnesion presnet when I squeeze the handle.
ANSWER : REPLACE THE CABLE

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I had hit a somewhat hidden stump on the lawn..bending the blade. Took the deck off and replaced the bent blade. Put the deck back on and now the cut seems uneven. It appears that the deck is now uneven. I attempted to follow the directions for a side-to-side leveling. Started with trying to measure the blade height and am struggling with getting to a spot where I can measure the blade on the left side. By looking at the deck, it appears to be uneven. I am struggling with being able to raise the left side of the deck.
ANSWER : I’ve only had luck removeing the deck, turn it upside down. Measure blade, mark, remove blade, insert large pipe over spindle, bend in direction. Re-install blade, and do it all over and over till straight. Measure in several locations.

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Replacement auger cable for MTD summit series snowblower
ANSWER : 946-04236

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The cable to activate the blades appears to be frozen. How do I free it or replace it?
ANSWER : Try to spray some WD-40 between the cable and sleeve.Then use some small pliers to gently wiggle the cable,then try to engage the blades again.If this does not work try it 2 or 3 times.Also make sure the belt is tight and that the cable is not broken or frayed,and that there is no debris on top of your cutting deck or trapped in the lever you engage the blades.If you have to replace it.The front end of the cable is pretty easy and relatively exposed.You can remove it with a pair of pliers,be careful not to stretch any springs attached to the cable.The rear end of the cable is a bit difficult to get too and will take some time,but it is not hard to replace.

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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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