View Full Version : screeching noise from the belt?

09-08-2006, 11:00 PM
On my Exmark turf tracer i've recently noticed that the belt is making more noise when going through thicker grass. I can't go with any speed through any kind of tall or wet grass now without the blades slowing down and the screechy noises. Is this a sign of a belt that needs replaced? I've never before had to replace a belt before it actually breaking. Is this from the belt getting stretched out?

09-08-2006, 11:07 PM
may check the spring loaded tensioner on the deck. spray some lube on it, if its sticking.

09-08-2006, 11:32 PM
It could be the belt is slipping. Check the tension like Chad said.

09-09-2006, 12:32 AM
Adjust the belt stupid....lol, kenny

09-09-2006, 01:31 AM
Check the above and spray some belt dressing on it. Get it at auto parts stores etc. It's sticky and helps the grip on the belt.

09-09-2006, 01:38 AM
You need a new belt. Belt is stretched.

09-09-2006, 02:01 AM
It has come to my attention that belts dont stretch but sit deeper in the pulley groove!
Post 70,72 and 73

09-10-2006, 09:17 AM
The tension on the spring seems fine. My guess is that the belt is slipping, I assume just from being worn out enough. Is it unheard of to get more than 1 or 2 seasons out of a belt?

09-10-2006, 10:41 AM
Is it unheard of to get more than 1 or 2 seasons out of a belt?

How many hours?

09-11-2006, 06:21 PM
I'm putting around 700 hours a year on the mower. This belt has probably around 800 hours on it. Before this I never had belts last even a year. My Deere belts used to break a couple times a year. I have no idea how many hours to expect out of a belt.