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Joe, Marine Mechanic
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The blades won't engage on my Craftsman LT2500. It was just working, but now the hand

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The blades won't engage on my Craftsman LT2500. It was just working, but now the handle to engage feels slack. There used to be tension on it when engaging the blades.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Joe replied 2 years ago.


Thank you for allowing me to assist you, my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you with your concern today.

It is feels free then start by shutting mower off and checking the belt which may be stretched, came off or broken, if not a problem with the belt then check the linkage and connection to the blade rod. It may have become disconnected, came loose or something broke, this all involves looking under the mower in that area. Also checking the tensioner and deck pulleys. This includes the tensioner spring.

Here is a diagram of the deck and blade engagement system:

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