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Burned or Glazed Side Wall: As the mower belt continues to get used, the belt will wear down. As a mower belt wears down, the side wall of the belt will begin to look burned or glazed. This is another sign that your belt is worn and needs to be replaced.
A common cause of belt breakage is excessive grass clippings on the deck. Grass clippings can work their way under pulleys and deck covers, causing series problems. Make sure to clean off your deck after every mower use and follow manufacturer recommendations.
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Your Cub Cadet LT1045 comes with two belts that, over time, will need to be replaced as their rubber ages.

If any signs of damage or severe wear and tear are identified, the belts can be replaced.
A: Your mower has two belts. Both play a role in making the blades turn. 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.
Any dust or debris can negatively affect the belt and the pulley. Harsh environments such as high humidity, extreme temperatures and direct exposure to sunlight can cause premature failure.

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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!

I need a belt diagram for cub cadet 3235 mower deck preferably free as this is for our church.
ANSWER : Type in your model number to your search engine. find your model, and your diagrams will be there.
hope this helps.

Cub cadet gtx 1054 height adjustment cable keeps coming off pulley on left side replaced pulley several times
ANSWER : Its the cable, not being tight enough.. I had the same issue…maybe its stretched.

Cub Cadet zero turn. Cannot get the blades to turn when PTO switch is pulled. Belts are fine and attached. Please help.
John
ANSWER : I had the same problem. there was a short in the relay just before the wire gets to to back pulley assembly.

I have a cub cadet LT1042 and it is 3 years old…we have replaced the pto 2 times and replaced the belt 7 times what is the deal
ANSWER : You have to have something rubbing under there that isn’t supposed to be, crawl under the tractor and watch the belt go around by hand, if you can turn it. Maybe see what is frozen up, in the wrong place, Gotta be a belt guide is rubbing or a pulley is not spinning. The PTO should last 20 years, all i can think is they got it too tight to start, .010″ min, that is tight, and you must be in Florida picking up a lot of sand? If it was under any kind of warranty, I would raise a big stink about it. Those PTO’s are not cheap. And the belt has got to be $20. I wouldn’t go to a dealer for the belt, unless it is really special, just match it up at the auto parts store, for half the price of dealer. Hope this helps.

How to replace the drive belt on a 2006 cub cadet 1045 hydrostatic xsmsn tractor. It is not included in my operator’s manual. I need directions on how to replace the drive belt on my 2006 cub cadet. It has the hydrostatic transmission. My operator’s manual wants me to take it to a dealer to have them replace it.
ANSWER : Use the link below to download the manual for free.
http://www.cubcadet.info/Manuels/2005/Tracteurs/LT1042-LT1045-LT1046-LT1050-Owner.pdf

When engaging the blades, the mower dies! why? how can we fix it? mower is only one year old.
ANSWER : Get the carburator cleaned there is dirt in it

My mower blades disengage when operating.
ANSWER : Not sure of your question, but if you mean, they start when you flip the switch and then disengage but the switch stays up.. you need to check two things. (1) The out put of your alternator, read the battery with a volt meter before you start it, then start up the engine and read the voltage again should be a higher reading with the engine running. 12.4 vdc with the engine off – 13.7 vdc with it running. (just an example). Next will be your seat switch.There is a switch under the seat if you are not sitting in the seat the blades should turn off. so the switch could be out of its socket, or broken.