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Gt 245 48 in. deck................center blade spin freely…

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Gt 245 48 in...

Gt 245 48 in. deck................center blade spin freely wont engage other 2 blades are fine

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the complete model and serial number of your machine?

Gt 245

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing this yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes,nothing yet

Submitted: 5 years ago.Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
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Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 5 years ago
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Hi,let's see if we can work together to get to the root of your problem! will try my best to help!

Belt routing has to be wrong,

http://jdpc.deere.com/pimages/0001/0001776290____________A1.gif

Does this look like your deck? See above link.

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
no three blades 2 work fine,not the center, i think my kid hit something, what would that do?
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 5 years ago

This is three blade deck. The center pulley belt has to almost wrap around the pulley, or it will not drive the blade. Belt has to have come off of pulley or idler.

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
the other blades work and the belt is on?
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 5 years ago

This is the GT245 deck, check the belt routing.

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
how could the belts get un routed? why are 2 of the 3 working? what is another answer,could hitting something damage the spindle on the one blade?
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 5 years ago

Spindle is not damaged , but it has thrown the belt off the idler. Have you checked the belt diagram I just linked?

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
if belt is off idler can the other 2 belts work?
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 5 years ago

YES

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
how does belt come off?
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 5 years ago

?? it gets slack and jumps off.

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
how to fix,prevent?
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 5 years ago

Here is the OM manual for the mower, look down the left side and find Service Mower, and look for Replacing deck belt secondary. It gives instruction for replacement. To keep it from happening again, don't hit objects that will stop the blades!

http://manuals.deere.com/cceomview/OMM148971_I2/Output/Index.html?tM=

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