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How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?

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The extension spring is commonly used to allow the idler pulley bracket to pivot when activating or turning off the blade rotation.
Tension springs resist the pulling force that is placed upon them and this creates a sling back effect when the force is removed, causing it to return to its original shape. This function makes them ideal for lifting heavy objects and assisting in the lifting or dispersing of certain loads.
Extension springs and compression springs aren`t the same. Extension springs are intended for use when two components try and pull away from each other. In comparison, compression springs are intended for use when two components try and push towards each other.

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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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Where is the alternator on a mtd tractor – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : Hi, under the flywheel on top of the motor crankcase, regards Phil.

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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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Spring keeps breaking on mower deck belt tighener.
ANSWER : I would try getting a stonger spring but the same length as the orriginal spring. The spring still needs to have enough tension to pull the pully back, if you get one that dosn’t have as much tension it wont pull the pully tight enought.

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

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

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How do put the drive belt on a 1994 yard man tractor
ANSWER : Contact MTD if your manual doesn’t cover this, or buy a shop manual

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How do I fix uneven cutting? – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : 1. level the deck
2. make sure the blade[s] are not bent
3. make sure the mandrel housings are not broken
4. if the deck is bent, find a shop that has a deck straightening tool and have them straighten the deck
5. make sure the blades are attached properly

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