Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
Hello, and thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. Are you referring to your deck belt?
I am just confirming ...
Do you have electric pto, or manual pto?
Your cable is attached to an idler arm, with an idler pulley mounted to it. Check to see if your idler arm is partially seized.
Your idler arm should pivot freely, back and forth, in order to tighten your belt, as you move your engagement lever.
You stated that your mower is almost new. How old is your mower?
There are not any other adjustments for tightening your belt.
Your your brakes are suppose to release, as you are engaging your blades.
Does your belt appear to be worn?
If your brakes are not moving fully and freely, this could be a part of our problem.
If your local shop can get to you in a reason amount of time, it will be great to carry it in, and let them resolve our problem for you.
Something is not moving freely as your cable tightens your idler arm.
You are very welcome! I do hope all goes well for you. I do believe that there is a simple solution to our problem. Hopefully they will get your mower up and running real soon.