How do I know if my lawn mower belt is bad?
These signs show when a mower belt could experience failure and needs replacement as soon as possible:
- The belt has side wall damage. Mower belt edges should be smooth and even throughout the entire length of the belt.
- The belt has a glazed or burned sidewall.
- The belt is cracked.
What size belt does a craftsman 42 inch deck?
144959. AYP / Craftsman / Sears Deck Belt fits 42 “, 46″ & 50″ Decks built since 1995. Size: 1/2″ x 95-1/2”.
Why does my belt keep slipping off my lawn mower?
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.
Why does my lawn mower belt keep stretching?
Wear and tear: Lawnmower belts stretch due to wear and tear, something that should expect with any machine. Over time, continued use of these lawnmowers results in some problems.
How often replace mower deck belt?
Do you find yourself replacing your mower belts every year? If so, something is most likely wrong. You shouldn’t need to replace belts every year, or more in one year. A common cause of belt breakage is excessive grass clippings on the deck.