How To - Repair Your Self Propelled Lawn Mower!

in life •  4 months ago

Easy fix time!


Have a self propelled mower that doesn't work? I bought this a few days ago because it didn't run. After getting it running, I discovered the self propelled mechanism wasn't functioning correctly. After pulling on the handle nothing was spinning, which was odd. I pulled off the plastic cover over the drive parts. Here's the finding, and how I fixed it.


As I mentioned, I removed the plastic drive cover to begin with. I found the belt was chewed up pretty good, and jammed under the pulley on the engine. Basically a pulley under the engine spins with the engine and a belt connects it to the drive gears which spins the front wheels.
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I just cut the belt off to save a little time and pulled it out, then compared to the new belt I bought from a local parts store.
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Afterwards I removed the plastic cover under the deck to expose the pulley.
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Next I slipped the belt up and over the blade, then put it around the pulley and pulled it through the hole in the deck.
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After reinstalling the plastic cover on the bottom of the deck, I bent the metal tabs on each side of the pulley back just enough to slip the belt on the pulley, then bent them back in place.
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Lastly, I put the plastic cover back over the drive components and fired it up. The wheels move again! This is a super easy fix and easily diagnosed by inspecting your belt if the self propel does not work.
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Oh that looks super easy! 😂😂😂😂