Skip to main content

Repair information and troubleshooting for Craftsman-brand riding lawnmowers.

546 Questions View all

How to put belt on the mower deck

how dose the belt go on the mower deck

Answer this question I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 7
6 Comments

how to put blade belt on modile 917289031.

by

What about 3 belt craftsman.I have 2 ride mowers one is 2 belt other is 3belt ?? The deck belt patterns are different

by

is this for a deck on a 7000 series 42" cut mower?

by

This is. For the 2ooo series. Model 247.288852. Serial # 1A192B10186

by

46 inch deck

by

Show 1 more comment

Add a comment

1 Answer

Most Helpful Answer

Mike,

Usually there are two belts. One goes around two pulleys, a front pulley under the motor and one on the mower deck. Additionally, there is usually a spring tensioner pulley that rides against the belt to allow it to work and for ease of routing.

The second belt goes under the first belt and is routed on a common pulley with the drive belt and both (or all three) of the mower blade pulleys.

Here is a crazy looking exploded view of a craftsman mower deck

And here is a better diagram of it all put together. I think you can get an idea of belt routing out of this one:

Block Image

Was this answer helpful?

Score 2

2 Comments:

Do I have to bend the metal bracket that keeps belt from slipping off pulley to put a new belt on. The belt will not go on pulley unless I do bend it back.

by

The bracket that holds the blade belt on the pulley is stable and will not move. How do I get the belt on pulley without bending it

by

Add a comment

Add your answer

mike will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 2

Past 7 Days: 28

Past 30 Days: 84

All Time: 60,630