View Full Version : screeching noise from the belt?
09-08-2006, 10:00 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, 10:07 PM
may check the spring loaded tensioner on the deck. spray some lube on it, if its sticking.
09-08-2006, 10:32 PM
It could be the belt is slipping. Check the tension like Chad said.
09-08-2006, 11:32 PM
Adjust the belt stupid....lol, kenny
09-09-2006, 12:31 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.
You need a new belt. Belt is stretched.
09-09-2006, 01:01 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, 08:17 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?
Is it unheard of to get more than 1 or 2 seasons out of a belt?
How many hours?
09-11-2006, 05:21 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.
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