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By engage do you mean, will not move the tractor? If this is so, the belt is not installed correctly. Check to make sure all “v” shaped pulleys are running inside the belt and flat shaped pulleys on the outside of the belt.
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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.
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.
If the PTO clutch is not receiving power, the clutch solenoid is defective, or the clutch itself is worn out, the blades will not engage. Since a PTO clutch is not repairable, you will need to replace a broken or worn out clutch with a new one.
A bypass lever is located on the back of the frame, pull out on the lever to move the mower and push it back in before mowing.
An over-tightened belt can burn out any bearing that the belt rotates on, including alternator, power steering pump, A/C compressor, idler pulleys, etc. An over-tightened timing belt can ruin any pulley bearing it is connected with.
Belt drives last longer than chain drives– A properly maintained belt drive can last 3-5 times as long as a chain drive. Some riders have gotten 20,000 miles (around 30,000 km) out of a single belt. Most chains only last 3000-5000 miles.
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.
A Husqvarna riding mower commonly dies when blades are engaged because the grass box is not fully closed. Other possible causes include: Grass Box Misaligned. Grass Box Sensor Wiring Loose.
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Drive belt Have replace drive belt but mower still has no forward movement. Mower is only 2 years old but its already had to have another drive belt installed by the dealer last year. wanted to do it myself but when i install belt theres hardly any tension so mower doesnt move. Checked and rechecked the diagram and is installed correctly. Cant find a tensioner adjustment if it has one.
I don’t have an answer for you, but Do you have a diagram of the Drive Belt?
Drive belt pattern – Husqvarna Lawn Tractor – 54in. Deck, 26 HP, Model# LGT2654
Go on the web to www.milacalawn.com/partsasp they have the factory diagrams for any parts you may need for your Husqvarna tractor and a belt diagram for the deck… Hope this helps…. ;-D
Husqvarna yth20S42 partial loss of drive power can tran oil be checked. The tractor has 170hrs operating time.How can you tell if its the belt or the trans. thanx Rod.
I would thing its the belt I have same mower u can check rear end by removing a check plug also sure that u can adjust the belt try that 1st
Placing the belt on LGT2654
Does anyone have a layout on how the belt goes on the 2554
Mower won’t start
This may sound stupid but don’t mean it to…
Have you tried with the choke all the way open? Do you have an automatic cruise? Is the right (correct) pedal being pushed in? These will affect if it starts or not. Also if your drive belt or one of the other belts not being tight enough will affect if it starts or just turns over. Not too many things can stope it from starting with new/good battery AND if its getting gas. Try cleaning your gas line and obviously making sure there is no obstruction around or near your blade, if it does start with blade engaged that is :))
If it doesn’t start with blade engaged, well make sure it’s in neutral. Mine won’t start in reverse but will in forward or neutral.
Hope it helps.
My garden tractor husqvarna model no yth1746 kohler engine 17hp won’t start backfires through exhaust and carb. and pushing gas out of muffler.
Take a look at this tip I wrote on the no
start problem. It should help you.
Hi, the belt jhas come off my mower would you have a diagram on how to put it back on ? thanks
This is not the exact operator’s manual for your tractor, but it is close enough.
It will show you the belt routing for your deck.
Motor is missing – Cub Cadet 46" Lawnmower Deck Drive Belt 754 04153
Brenda, i need a little more information to help you with this problem.