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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Purchased a used Deere LA145 riding mower. installed new

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purchased a used John Deere LA145 riding mower. installed new blades. when I engage he blades, I get a bad squealing noise. could it be the belt(s)?
JA: What's the make and model of the mower? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: According to S/N plate, DOM was 2010. it has 88 hours on it.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: if it's a no brainer
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: it's the noise - I cut a 30 foot swath, but the noise was terrible.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.

See link above. Is the belt tight with engine off and deck engaged? Noise can be from belt slipping, or any of the pulleys on the deck having a bad bearing.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.

# 7 in the link is the spring that keeps the belt tight, is it in place?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.

I see question still open, did you see my response?