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Repair guides and support for riding lawn tractors sold under the Murray brand name, currently owned by Briggs & Stratton.

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Where does the brake tension spring attach

I am changing the drive belt and the spring detached before I could see where it was. I have it attached at the back of the mower, but where does it attach to the clutch?

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i'm having the same issue. The tensioner from the top view is on the right side facing forward. I connected the spring to the drive belt tensioner and then brought to the left side near the front of the rear tire. The frame has a hole to connect it to.

Press the brake to make sure the tensioners move and release as the pedal is pressed and depressed.

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spring seems too short, how do I stretch it enough to hook it on left side in front of rear tire?

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google the model number of your mower (its likely written somewhere under the seat if nowhere else) there are generally manuals online that might have a picture to show you where that spring belongs. In general though, pick a place that it functions correctly and you'll be ok. belts on a lawn mower are far from rocket science. Mine is currently rigged with a trampoline spring and fencing wire.

You need enough tension to keep it from slipping while engaged, but enough play that the clutch can get the pulley clear of the belt.

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where does the tenion spring attatch because when i push the peddle for forward or reverse the mower want move.

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