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#1 fedora OFFLINE  

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Posted May 13, 2015 - 06:17 AM

Hello all,

 

Picked up a YTH 180, and when I get into high grass, the blades slow way down, and occasionally a little smoke appears. Do ya'll think its just a worn belt, or could this be a an electric clutch? It has close to 500 hours on it.

 

If you need more info, I'll try to provide it.

 

Thanks,

Fedora

 


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Posted May 13, 2015 - 07:34 AM

Smoke from where?



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Posted May 13, 2015 - 08:08 AM

Hard to pinpoint by myself, but it seems like it was coming from the front.



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Posted May 13, 2015 - 01:38 PM

my vote goes for the belt



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Posted May 13, 2015 - 02:24 PM

If it's smoking more than likely its' the belt.


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Posted May 14, 2015 - 05:44 AM

I'll try the belt first, since I have to tear it down to change the primary deck belt, I may as well change the secondary and drive belts as well. I probably won't get to it until the weekend, but I'll let ya'll know how it pans out.


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Posted May 14, 2015 - 12:20 PM

One thing I thought of is checking the tension on the belt also. If it is too loose the new belt will slip too.



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Posted May 14, 2015 - 02:05 PM

I've thought of that too, when I get in there, I may buy a new tensioner spring as well.



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Posted May 16, 2015 - 05:13 PM

Belts will have to wait a little while, local husky dealer has to order them Monday. Guess that's good marketing fitting them with 1/2" size belts when local places only sell them by whole numbers, lol.






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