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How do I change the transmission belt on the Ferris DD

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How do I change the transmission belt on the Ferris DD Comfort Control Walk Behind 52" mower?
Fred Pollock
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

Hi Fred, my name is***** will be assisting you.

Can you provide the model and serial number from your machine so that I can better assist you?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Mower Part No.(###) ###-####Serial No.(###) ###-####
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

I am including a copy of the operators manual for your machine. You will find that on page 37 of the manual there are detailed instructions on how to replace the transmission drive belt. I hope that this helps you and answers the question that you have.

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Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

Sorry I am having trouble attaching the document, I will paste page 37 here.

  1. Remove the deck drive belt from the engine pulley.
  2. Remove the clutch anchor bolts that secure the clutch anchor pad to the clutch.
  3. Unplug the PTO clutch from the wiring harness.
  4. Remove the transmission belt idler spring.
  5. Drop the belt from the crankshaft pulley and around the electric clutch.
  6. From the front of the machine pull the belt toward the front while sliding it up and over the fans that are on the transmission pulleys.
  7. Remove the old belt and replace with the new one. Make sure that the V-side of the belt runs in the pulley grooves.
  8. Install belt over transmission pulley fans and onto the transmission pulleys, around the idler pulley and then around the crankshaft pulley.
  9. Reinstall the belt tension spring.
  10. Plug the electric clutch back into the wiring harness connector.
  11. Reinstall the clutch anchor pad and hardware, Tighten securely.
  12. Reinstall deck drive belt onto the electric clutch.
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

Sorry I am having trouble attaching the document, I will paste page 37 here.

  1. Remove the deck drive belt from the engine pulley.
  2. Remove the clutch anchor bolts that secure the clutch anchor pad to the clutch.
  3. Unplug the PTO clutch from the wiring harness.
  4. Remove the transmission belt idler spring.
  5. Drop the belt from the crankshaft pulley and around the electric clutch.
  6. From the front of the machine pull the belt toward the front while sliding it up and over the fans that are on the transmission pulleys.
  7. Remove the old belt and replace with the new one. Make sure that the V-side of the belt runs in the pulley grooves.
  8. Install belt over transmission pulley fans and onto the transmission pulleys, around the idler pulley and then around the crankshaft pulley.
  9. Reinstall the belt tension spring.
  10. Plug the electric clutch back into the wiring harness connector.
  11. Reinstall the clutch anchor pad and hardware, Tighten securely.
  12. Reinstall deck drive belt onto the electric clutch.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have the operators manual for this mower. The instructions on page 37 are written as if the transmission belt and pulleys are fully exposed, which they are not. There are obviously unwritten steps to the best way to access and work on the drive system. I suspect I may know more about this particular machine than you do, but I've never had to work on the drive belt till now. I need a Ferris expert who knows this system or give me my money back. Fred
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

I will opt out of your question, which will give any one of the other experts here an opportunity to respond to your question.

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