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Blade belt

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by jdseven, Sep 24, 2001.

  1. jdseven

    jdseven LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    Could anyone tell me how much play you should have on a new blade drive belt when it is engaged? Thanks
     
  2. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,465

    I would say whatever you have for a tightener should have a spring on it. Adjust your linkage where there is a 3/16 gap between the links in the spring when engaged. Maybe you don't have the original spring. If in doubt buy a new spring.
     
  3. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,940

    Are we supposed to have ESP? What type of Lawnmower?
     
  4. jdseven

    jdseven LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    Sorry Its a 36" Giant Vac w/b
     
  5. Fish

    Fish LawnSite Member
    Posts: 139

    With the mower off, blades engaged, spark plug wire off, turn the blades backward by hand. If the belt slips and does not turn the
    engine , then it is loose as far as cutting grass.
    Fish
     
  6. jdseven

    jdseven LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    Fish thanks for the info
     

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