I searched under many names for a NG on mower+tractor+ outdoor equipment repair
and found NOTHING. Don't know of any lawnmower repair groups.
My daughter has a Craftsman 12 HP riding mower made by Murray .
I wanted to change the transmission belt and the blade belt.
I did the blade belt in about 15 mins. - no major work.
However the engine to transmission belt COULD be a nightmare since the belt is
blocked if I tried to take it off from the top of the pulley ( seemed LOGICAL )
( stuff in the way prevented my removing it - not enough clearance ) and also
from the BOTTOM if I tried to take it off that way.
Taking if off from the BOTTOM would involve removing the trans braces and
pillow blocks on the axles and other stuff on TOP of the pulley (where there
are only about 2 inches of room to work in ).
Taking the belt off from the top would involve the same .
Even removing the "body" of the mower would involve disconnecting what looks
like a fair amount of stuff - cutting height lever and connecting rods and
I can only imagine a fairly big chunk of $$$ to change these belts and this one
Needless to say, I put the TRANS belt back and only replaced the BLADE belt.
I can't believe Murray would design something to require what looks like a lot
Anyone with some advice it would be appreciated.