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How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?

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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.
We can repair broken lawn mower belts faster than if you took your mower into a regular repair shop! There are many things you can do to ensure that your lawn mower is running properly. Replacing belts on your lawn mower will keep your lawn mower drive system operating at optimal speed.
Belts on mowers should last between 100 and 150 hours of operation. Life expectancy can vary greatly depending on the belt`s quality, the mower type, and the frequency of use.
The ground drive belt connects the engine crankshaft to the transaxle pulley to drive the rear wheels. If the belt breaks, the lawn tractor won`t move. If the belt is worn, the lawn tractor moves sluggishly because the belt slips on the pulley.
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.
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.
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.
Worn or broken blade drive belt – If the riding mower blades are not spinning, the blade drive belt may be worn or broken and unable to engage the blades. If the belt is intact, inspect it to see if it`s loose or slipping on the pulleys then replace it with a new one if necessary.

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Why the engagement belt keeps falling off – Ariens 42" 19HP Lawn Tractor
ANSWER : Your idler pulley spring broke or come unhook.

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Need the mower deck belt size for a allis chalmers t-811 lawn mower
ANSWER : 42″ deck 1/2 x 120 P/N 1668066SM
48″ deck 1/2 x 126 P/N 1703466SM

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Need to find out whitch way the drive belts go on the mower ? its a 5 speed sit on ride mower my son took the drive belts off and didnt take note how the came off !!
ANSWER : CAN YOU SEND ME THE MODEL AND SER# AND ILL SEND YOU A COPY

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I can’t remove the main pulley on the motor
ANSWER : Instead of spending all day banging on it all day and getting frustrated i usually run down to the local auto parts shop and borrow a puller, most places these days has a lending library where you have pay a deposit and once you bring back the tool they will give you your cash back. Best way to make sure it comes off without damaging it out of frustration. use a few squirts of penetrating fluid before you go and it will help as well.

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How do i add transmission oil – Ariens Lawn Tractor 46"" Riding Lawn Mower 936053"
ANSWER : Should a plug or cap on top of transaxle.

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How do you change a lawnmower drive belt? – Toro LX468 lawn tractor
ANSWER :

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LAWN MOWER WILL START , PTO WILL INGAGE, BUT WHEN PUT INTO GEAR MOWER WILL NOT MOVE FOWARD OR REVERSE WHEN LET OFF BREAK / CLUTCH ?
ANSWER : Check your drive belt

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Self propell will not go – Troy Bilt 5.5hp Self Propelled Mower
ANSWER : Remove the cover from the self propel and check the engagement cable for excessive stretch.

Also check the drive belt for wear or breakage.

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