How Do You Put a Belt on a Murray Riding Lawn Mower?

To put a belt on a Murray riding lawn mower, extract the hairpins, unhook the extension spring and remove the front hanger. Remove the old belt to replace it with a new one and you’re ready to go.

How Do You Put a Belt on a Murray Riding Lawn Mower?

Murray has been getting the job done over the past 9 decades providing both affordable and efficient products such as lawn and garden equipment to the consumers. As Murray is exclusively powered by the world’s driving small engines brand Briggs & Stratton, it is a perfect choice for today’s consumers’ reliable, high-value products for their busy lifestyles. 

As well as any other machinery, proper and periodic maintenance is essential to keep Murray mowers running properly. The old worn or stretched belt of the mower may need the installation of a new blade belt or a repair. However, replacing a new belt is a much better option as it will help avoid downtime.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to change the belt on a Murray riding lawnmower.

Park at a Proper Place

To get started, park the Murray riding mower on a flat and level surface suitable for working. Make sure to set the parking brake after turning the engine off. Set the mower housing to the lowest setting. After that, move the blade rotation control to the “Disengage” position. Pull out the boot from the end of the spark plug.

Park at a Proper Place

Extract the hairpins 

Check the mower chassis, and disconnect the rear suspension arms. Remove the hairpins from the arms, and then remove the washers next. Remove the arms from the chassis pins and set the hairpins and washers aside in a safe spot.

Unhook the extension spring

First, pull out the hairpins and washers from the suspension links. Remove the links from the mower chassis support. There’s a blade control rod with an extension spring. Remove the extension spring.

Unhook the extension spring

Remove the front Hanger

Remove off the front hanger from the chassis support. To do this, pull the hairpin and washer from the end of the connecting rod holding the parts in place. Next, take out the rod and remove the hanger from the chassis.

After that, turn the engine pulley and roll the blade driver belt off. Slide the mower housing out from under the mower chassis.

Pull out the Belt

First, pull out the belt retainer away from the idler pulley. Slowly pull the belt out. Remove the belt from the jackshaft pulley. First, pull the brake pad back, and then remove the belt. You can get a new replacement from a mower repair shop or a home-improvement store.

Pull out the Belt

Install the new belt

To install the new belt, pull the brake pad back and connect the belt to the jackshaft pulley. Place the belt on the idler pulley after pulling the retainer back and. Align the belt to center the “V” side in the pulleys.

Install the new belt

Connect the belt to the engine

Center the mower housing by sliding the mower housing back under the mower chassis. Next, connect the belt back to the engine pulley securely. Line up the holes within the front hanger with the holes in the chassis support. Insert the connecting rod through the holes and secure it with a hairpin and washer.

Connect the belt to the engine

Connect the suspension links

There’s an extension spring, hook it to the blade control rod. Connect the suspension links to the mower chassis supports. Carefully secure them with hairpins and washers.

Place the rear suspension arms to the mower chassis. Raise the mower housing and connect the sparking plug wire back to the tip of the sparking plug.

Connect the suspension links

The belt keeps falling off 

A damaged or loose belt might be the reason to come off a riding mower. A broken or worn belt can break and fly off at a high velocity while the engine is running, which can serious injury. 

Regularly check the belt for looseness, damage, cracks, fraying, or separation from the rest of the assembly. Repair or replace immediately if necessary. However, it’s a better option to replace with a new one.

FAQ

  1. What size belt does a Murray riding lawn mower take?

Mower Deck Belt is 1/2 in. X 88.24 in. sized.

2. How to check the model number of a Murray lawn mower?

Check out the back of the mower or under the seat for the model numbers on Murray riding lawn mowers. For the push Mowers and walk-behind mowers, you can find model numbers on the center of the deck between the brackets.

To Conclude

Replacing a Murray Riding Lawn Mower belt is not so difficult if you carefully follow through the steps above. Make sure to wear safety equipment and turning the engine off before you make any adjustments. Reach out for professional help for further assistance. You can also read our guide on how to put a belt on a john deere lawn mower.

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