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I have actually this MTD the the journey belt keep coming off and I have to remove the battery to obtain it on. That goes on quickly by hand, is it just time to acquire a new belt? i dont know if this mower is exactly how it to be stock or if this is other a ahead owner has actually pieced together. My blades never completely disengage and also the only way I deserve to start it is by hold the handle ago tightly that engages the blade, it will not stay in ar by itself. Over there ios a spot listed below the well the looks like a move or something need to be there and also it has something to carry out with the blades, you can see it in one of the pics i posted. If I require a brand-new drive belt, I would certainly appreciate if anyone knows the part number
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You deserve to probably obtain the thing repaired appropriately to wherein the belts will occupational properly. Because that one thing, that looks favor your belt security on the left next deck mandrel, is missing...which will certainly give difficulties with the belt disengaging properly. Friend should have (2) belt shields on that deck both l & R. And also on that blade engagement lever, the curved regulator the the tab on the bar should lock right into to disengage...that has been worn off, and someone has actually welded on an extra item in location of the wear, i beg your pardon is fine, but the curved regulator has the rounded edge where the tab should disengage. That rounded edge (worn) must be addressed or replaced so that the bar & tab thereof, will soundly "lock out" as soon as in the disengaged position. The being said, monitor the deck engagement linkage from the large lever under to the deck area below, friend will check out on the finish of that draglink, there is an flexible trunnion. You can change the trunnion in or out to cause the belt to totally disengage when the huge lever is in the off
position. There should likewise be a pair studs that hang under in the engine stack wheel area, the helps keep the blade belt from falling off, and yet permits the belt to totally disengage properly. If the stack pulley itself has actually been smashed or deformed, blade belt disengagement i do not care a problem. There are numerous things currently that should be repaired to get that deck & belt to activate properly. Your blade brakes are most likely shot also.As far as the drive line belt fallout’s off, you can make certain that the rear idler sheave (between the variator & the transX input pulley) make details that the pivoting idler arm is no bound or stuck. The idler arm must be cost-free to pivot, and also they usage a stiff spring push to store that rear belt tight at every times, (even v the clutch is moved in all the way) yet if the idler eight is stuck, the rear belt tension won"t be right, and will reason belt/drive related trouble. Friend may have actually a lacking belt overview that is normally located ~ above the variator idler arm.wwxx