Using a 9/16" socket, remove bolt, spacer and the
flat washer from the variable speed pulley. See
Figure 17 .
Variable Speed Pulley
SECTION 8: MAINTAINING YOUR RIDER MOWER
Always observe safety rules when performing any
The warranty on this rider mower does not cover
items that have been subjected to operator abuse
or negligence. To receive full value from the
warranty, operator must maintain the rider mower
as instructed in this manual.
We do not recommend the use of pressure
washers or garden hose to clean your unit. These
may cause damage to electrical components,
spindles, pulleys, bearings or the engine. The use
of water may shorten life of your rider mower and
reduce its serviceability.
disconnect spark plug wire before any
maintenance or adjustments.
wearing heavy gloves or using a rag to
grasp the cutting blade.
Remove the 5/8'' hex flange nut which holds the
blade to the blade spindle.
Drop the pulley down and remove the belt.
Replace new belt and reassemble following above
instructions in reverse order.
Make sure that the belt is routed inside of belt
keeper, and the belt keeper is reassembled in the
same location from where it was removed.
Upper Variable Speed Belt
Remove the engine pulley using a 5/8" socket
wrench with a 6" extension. The engine pulley is
located in front of the transmission.
Drop the engine pulley down and remove the belt
from around it.
Push the idler bracket to the right and remove the
belt. See Figure 17 .
Replace belt and reassemble in reverse order.
Remove blade from the spindle. See Figure 18.
When sharpening the blade, follow the original
angle of grind as a guide. It is extremely important
that each cutting edge receives an equal amount of
grinding to prevent an unbalanced blade. An
unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration
when rotating at high speeds, may cause damage
to the mower and/or cause personal injury.