Lawn Mower Belts: Troubleshooting Problems
The biggest reason why lawn mower belts fail is improper installation. Check pulley shafts and bearing wear before installing a new belt. Check the pulley for cleanliness and that it spins freely and doesn’t wobble.
- Mower overloading, grass too tall or heavy.
- Oil on belt from over lubricating.
- Belt hung up or rubbing.
- Avoid rough mowing. This isn’t demolition derby. Avoid roots, rocks, holes, or slamming the mower on the ground.
- Belt came off drive. Check tension. Look for foreign material in grooves.
Belt has Frayed Edges on Cover
- Belt misaligned.
- Pulley misaligned.
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