When you hop on your Murray lawn tractor to mow the yard and find the device goes more slowly than normal, stops moving at all or refuses to move in the first place when the clutch is engaged, you are likely looking at a issue with the motion drive belt. On a Murray lawn tractor, the motion drive belt could roam from its original path when the components it spreads are lost or loose. To adjust the belt, perform a review of the its pathway and make sure that all parts are in place, properly tightened and in working order
Park that the Murray lawn tractor on a level surface prior to beginning work, rather than on a slope or an incline.
Disengage the blade control and adapt the elevator lever to your degree adjustment setting to begin removal of this mower home so you can get the movement drive belt. Pull the pins and washers in the adjustment arms and lift linkage by hand. Remove the blade control rod by disconnecting the connecting spring, and remove the forward hanger in the axle. Pull the mower drive belt in the stack pulley and remove the mower housing in the tractor on the left hand side.
Set the mower’s parking brake to ensure the machine stays steady and doesn’t move. Disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug to make sure that the tractor is not started inadvertently.
Examine the idler pulley to ensure it’s intact and snugly in place. Tighten the nuts that hold it in position with the right socket if it’s come loose, or replace it if it’s missing. With no idler pulley set, the belt will probably be too loose.
Loosen the nuts that secure the battery cable to the battery using a wrench, and disconnect the cables from the battery. Always disconnect the black battery cable first and then the red one. Remove the battery and battery tray to acquire entry to this motion drive belt guides. Make sure that the guides have been tightly secured with no missing screws or bolts. If the guides have been lost or damaged, replace them with new ones to hold the belt properly in place.
Examine the drive pulley to make sure that the belt is held in place with it, and that the pulley is not loose, damaged or missing. Replace the drive or tighten the bolts that hold it in position using a wrench as necessary.
Inspect the condition of the motion drive belt to ensure it isn’t torn, shredded or undergoing dry rot. If necessary, take steps to replace the belt completely to achieve the perfect adjustment when it’s damaged.
Reinstall the battery and battery tray. Reinstall the mower housing and reconnect the spark plug wire to the spark plug when completed using the motion drive belt.