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210 John Deere Lawn Tractor Drive Belt Ajusting

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#1 JD210 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 12:48 PM

i have a 210 john deere lawn tractor is there any way to tightening up the belt or doesn't it need to be replaced it come off the pulleys when u put the small throttle leaver in high position.

Edited by JD210, August 08, 2012 - 02:16 PM.

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Posted August 09, 2012 - 10:01 PM

Hi JD210
which belt is coming off - the one to the mower deck or the one from the motor to the variator or the one to the transaxle

for the one to the mower deck - first check the pulleys to see if one or both are bad
see mower belt.png

to tighten the mower belt turn the handle part number 14 in the picture

for the variator - you can try tighten the eye bolt number 3

if you need to replace the two drive belts go to a local John Deere and get them, don't buy belts from hardware store or places like that. Deere belt have a different angle on the belts and they will last the other don't

you should check the variator to see if the center part slides freely.
if it does not - use only graphite power - do not use oil causes the belts to slip

good luck and let us know how it goes
come back if you need any more help
there are a lot of great people here that can help

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#3 mjodrey OFFLINE  



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Posted August 18, 2012 - 06:03 AM

jd210,welcome to the forum.Glad to have you with us.

#4 KennyP ONLINE  



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Posted August 18, 2012 - 06:40 AM

Welcome to the forum. It looks like lyall has you fixed up. Good luck!