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How to Change the Deck Belt on a Troy-Bilt Rider

Length of Clip: 3:31
This video will show you how to replace the deck belt on this Troy-Bilt riding lawn mower.  Depending on your model, the instructions in this video may vary slightly.  Always be sure to check your operator's manual for detailed instructions.

Instructions

Step 1

Turn the mower off and make sure the engine is cool. Remove the ignition key. Disconnect the spark plug ignition wire. Engage the parking break. Be sure the PTO lever is disengaged.

Step 2

Put the deck height lever at its lowest position.

Step 3

Remove belt keepers from around the engine pulley.

Step 4

Remove belt from engine pulley.

Step 5

Remove quick link from the front of the mower deck.

Step 6

Remove the left and right hanger brackets.

Step 7

Remove the PTO cable by removing the bow tie clip.

Step 8

Remove the spring from the deck idler pulley bracket.

Step 9

Put deck height lever at its highest position.

Step 10

Turn the front wheels to the left, then slide the cutting deck out from the right side of the mower.

Step 11

Remove the outer deck covers.

Step 12

Loosen the two idler pulleys.

Step 13

Pivot out the idler arm bracket and release the belt.

Step 14

Remove the belt.

Step 15

Route the new deck belt.

Step 16

Reassemble by following the previous directions in reverse order.

Step 17

Tighten the two idler pulleys.

Step 18

Attach the outer deck belt covers.

Step 19

Slide the deck back under the mower.

Step 20

Attach the spring into the deck idler pulley bracket.

Step 21

Using the bow tie clip, secure the PTO cable.

Step 22

Insert the left and right hanger brackets.

Step 23

Attach the spring into the deck idler pulley bracket.

Step 24

Route belt on the engine pulley and attach the belt keeper.

Step 25

Reconnect the spark plug ignition wire.



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