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post #1 of 4 Old 08-14-2019, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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LT1042 and alzheimers :)

Hi, I've got a CC with a 42" deck and the timing belt. This year, the drive belt seens to slip too easily, and I'm wondering about my hookup. I'm hooking the spring to the post that's closest to the right side pulley(with the brake pad).

It cuts OK, but the mower sound dies off a lot while the engine seems to be running at a constant speed. The mower picks up if I raise the deck or often if I just back up a little. I don't remember it being like that in prior years. I have cleaned the deck several times.

I think that I could get more tension if I hooked it to the post closer to the center, but that seems fairly difficult to do. I thought that I always hooked it to the RH post, but when I look now, it just seems fairly loose. I just replaced the belt, which helped somewhat, but not a lot.

Appreciate any help.

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Re: LT1042 and alzheimers :)

when was the last time blades were sharpened or replaced?
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Re: LT1042 and alzheimers :)

Don't think it's the blades. Tonight, it was really bad so I looked it over. Belt is loose enough so that you can freely turn the blades when you engage the mower (engine off . I also ran it just over a smooth cement area and the blades slip more for each notch I go down. New belt must have really slipped.

Not sure why just lowering the deck when it's not cutting anything makes a dfference.

Got the latest belt on Amazon and I guess that it eas junk. Not sure where I got the one before that, but it was also acting up -- not as bad as this one was tonight.

I do have some issues with some really hard to cut grass areas. Bkades seem sharp, but maybe I'll look at them closer.

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Re: LT1042 and alzheimers :)

please use a OE Belt from a dealer, it will cost more, but far less problems in the future....
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