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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Cub cadet lets 1054 garden tractor pro will not engage after

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Cub cadet lets 1054 garden tractor pro will not engage after washing tractor with garden hose,changing blades, oil, air filter, and spark plugs
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! Did you remove the deck to replace the blades? Check the wiring harness at the electric clutch under the engine. Wire may be loose or the connection has slipped. Do you have a voltmeter or test light to see if the switch and clutch gets battery voltage?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No I donot have a volt meter, and yes I removed the deck
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
When you engage the pto the belt moves and slightly tightens and when you disegage the tension releases.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Are you there?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
typical 54 inch deck has a lever on the side that has to be pulled and latched to tighten the belt.???
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
I assume this is electric clutch engaged??
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
There is no lever
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Long model number?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Cub cadet lgtx 1054
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Curtis what is your recommendation!
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
13WQA1CW010
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What is this number for?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Do you think the that if I blew compressed air on the pto and wiring that it would cure the problem?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
It is what the long model number looks like!
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
The drive belt on deck should stay tight, it is just engaged by the electric clutch.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
What has changed? Belt off a pulley or the tension spring loose?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
What has changed? Belt off a pulley or the tension spring loose?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The Cub Cadet model number is ***** 1054 and it was urchased through Home Depot in 2013
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Check you belt routing.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/98/9874f339-c308-406f-b24a-6b5c3fbc5f31.pdf
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Belt routing is correct everything is connected per the owners manual instructions and everything is secure.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I never touch the tension spring what are you talking about
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What are your recommendations other than what the owners manual has told me I never touched the tension spring I need you to answer my questions as all you are telling me is what I already know!
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Is belt tight? It has to be!
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
This service is annoying no one is answering my questions and I want my money back because all you are doing is reading the manual and that does not tell you anything. I need resolutions to my question
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The belt is like it normally would be!
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Belt is not lossened and tigtened when it is engaged
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
do you hear the clutch click when you pull the switch?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I do not understand your replies!
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes as I told you previously that it engages the belt but does not turn!
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Can you turn the belt and blades by hand when engine is off?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Curtis the suggestions that you have given have been completed as I have worked on several lawn tractors in the past and can follow the instructions that come with the unit!
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
let me opt out, maybe spmeone else can speak better!
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What are your recomendations? Removing the mower deck, and rechecking the mowere deck routing for the third time which I have already done, the pulleys work when you pull on the belt, I do not understand what you are asking about the tensioner spring as it is hooked up and pulley is connected to the spring I believe it is in the PTO clutch as result of water getting into the unit when I hosed the dirt and grass clippings off. Are you answering just my questions or several other persons at one time?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
How do I get an refund Curtis?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Curtis I need an answer today or a refund!
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Could I get an answer please so I can get my grass mowed?