What does the idler return spring do?
The idler return spring is compatible with many riding lawn mowers. The metal spring secures the idler pulley in the mower engine, keeping the pulley next to the belt. A wrench and a screwdriver are often necessary for the installation. The idler return spring is sold individually.
How does a riding lawn mower deck work?
Instead of cutting grass like scissors cut paper as a reel mower does, the rotary mower spins a horizontal blade around fast enough to cut the grass as it hits it. The blade sits within a casing called a deck, which keeps the grass and other objects from flying in all directions when struck.
What causes a lawn mower belt to break?
Pulley Wear and Tear Check pulleys for wear and worn out bearings. A pulley rides on bearings that allows it to spin freely. When a pulley doesn’t spin freely, friction is created between the pulley and belt, causing the belt to break.
How do you engage the blades on a Craftsman riding lawn mower?
Find the plunger at the top of the attachment lift lever. Press the plunger inward with your thumb, and move the attachment lift lever back, or toward you, to lower the cutting blade. Release the plunger and attachment lift lever. Pull the attachment clutch switch outward to ” Engage ” to make the cutting blade rotate.