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Bolens 54" Deck....large Frame....question. 1886-01


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#1 bprzyw OFFLINE  

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Posted May 30, 2014 - 07:47 AM

On the 54"deck, in the front center there is a spindle. right next to that is an idler, then the tensioner pulley.(CORRECT?) When the PTO is engaged, the belt just comes off the tensioner, just like peeling an apple, Does anyone know any causes of this? And wow, what a puzzle to mount. Thanks to all who sent pictures!! :rocker2:



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Posted May 30, 2014 - 08:29 AM

I have no familiarity with that deck in particular but in general pulleys all need to line up in the same plain or the belt will ride to one side and come off when any power is run through it. Check it for physical alignment. If it has been worked on before you got it things could be out of alignment.


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Posted May 30, 2014 - 11:59 AM

Will do, thanks



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Posted May 30, 2014 - 06:39 PM

One of your two tension pulleys is FUBAR, must have some slop in it to allow the belt to go over.
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Posted June 01, 2014 - 02:33 PM

Thanks, yea, i thought so, but this is now on the back burner until i get my carb problem resolved.



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Posted June 03, 2014 - 07:51 PM

I was having the same problem on my HT23 with 54" deck, turned out the bearings in the gear box are bad.

But with me the belt would go around a couple of times and then it would "lock up" and the belt would peel off.

When I rolled it around by hand, I could feel it "catch" and it wouldn't turn any further.

Good luck and I hope you get it fixed



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Posted June 04, 2014 - 05:25 AM

Thanks BTS, I run it, and I can watch it just peel right off. I can turn the gear box by hand, feels good. I was under it looking last night, and the one idler/tension  pulley nearest the center spindle is 3/4" higher than the rest. might just be a loose bolt.



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Posted June 05, 2014 - 06:51 AM

Fixed problem. PO must have had it apart at sometime. removed deck, removed idler / tension pulleys, check bearings / bushings, ok. pulleys were put on backwards and upside down. re-assembled  and tested, ok. works good now. Thanks



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Posted June 05, 2014 - 04:42 PM

awesome


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