replace drive belt on craftsman riding mower
The drive belt broke today on my craftsman model # 917255441 riding lawn tractor, I went to sears and bought new belt but I do not have a clue of how to put it back on the tractor I need a diagram can you help?
I did a search for lawn mower manuals and found this site:
Now, you might find as I did that most of them look about the same, regardless of exact model.
Before you start, lower the mower deck to the lowest position it will go. This will give you clearance to work. Some models have a special service position that is lower than the normal cutting range.
It is highly likely that the pulleys have guards / covers over them that must be removed with a small wrench. Make your life easy and spray them down with liquid wrench, WD-40, or some kind of solvent to loosen the bolts before you start scraping up you knuckles.
Look at the two pictures I have placed below. They are two different manuals for two different lawn mowers and other than the angle, and the amount of detail, they are just about the same. Notice the covers over the pulleys have already been removed for easy access.
I lost my pictures, still new at this. Let me try this again.
Here is a list of Craftsman Lawn Mower manuals. Go down the list until you find your model number, then click on that, then click past a few advertisements until you see the "get manual" button light up. Click on that, and you will have your manual in PDF format.
I see plethora of how to and diagrams for the two horizontal deck belts but cannot find anything on the V-Belt that runs vertical which I had no idea existed until it frayed apart. I had to search the manual and find it nowhere but in the back under parts! I am desperate now to find out how it goes on, of course. Anyone have info on this??
Re: See page 38 in the following PDF manual: