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There is a huge rattling/grinding noise when i disengage the

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there is a huge rattling/grinding noise when i disengage the clutch/brake on my yt3000 craftsman riding mower, the sound is coming from under the deck plate, in between the seat and engine compartment
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.
The noise is from the deck, or the drive of the transmission?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.
If from deck, you will have a bearing out in one of the blade spindles. If it is the transmission drive belt, more likely an idler pulley bearing.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.
Best to drop the deck and then you can get to both deck parts and the drive area , so you can isolate the noise.