Why does my John Deere mower belt keep breaking?
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.
Why does my mower belt keep coming off?
The drive belt may come off a riding mower because it is damaged or loose. When loose, the belt may slip, resulting in friction that, if it creates enough heat, can lead to a fire in the mower’s engine.
When should I replace my mower deck belt?
There’s no definite amount of time that a mower belt is supposed to last, but increased mower use shortens the interval in which a belt needs replacement. Simply put, more use equals more wear. Additionally, faulty belts or mechanical failures like a seized pulley can make lawn mower belts break prematurely.
How do you change a motion belt on a Murray riding lawn mower?
HOW TO REPLACE THE MOTION DRIVE BELT
- Remove the mower housing.
- Completely push the pedal forward and engage the parking.
- Remove the idler pulley (Figure 25).
- Loosen the belt guides that are around the drive pulley.
- Remove the motion drive belt from the drive pulley.
- To remove the motion drive belt from the stack pulley, pull the.
How tight should my mower belt be?
Roughly, starting out about as tight as an alternator belt, maybe an inch of play side to side So, tight but not super tight, hard to explain it just takes practice. Too tight is no good, I find if it’s tight enough where it doesn’t slap around at all then it’s also too tight, ain’t life grand.