Craftsman 18HP Kohler Auto Slips on Hill


Old 08-05-04, 04:44 PM
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Craftsman 18HP Kohler Auto Slips on Hill

This mower runs great but when going up a hill it just bogs down. I was once able to get up the same hill with no problem. Is there a way to tighten the drive belt to get more power to the drive?
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Old 08-06-04, 02:01 AM
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Not sure exactly what mower you have, but probably not. Have you replaced the belt? That will probably take care of the problem.
Old 08-06-04, 06:49 AM
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Your belt is probably glazed and not providing the friction you need. A new belt will probably fix you right up. I don't recommend buying aftermarket (auto supply) belts because they just don't seem to work as well in my experience.
Old 08-06-04, 12:55 PM
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You might try some belt dressing as a short term fix, but as stated in the other threads, a new belt is on order.
Old 08-10-04, 03:01 PM
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Where does your trouble stand ru2chim? Have you looked at the belt close enough to determine if it is a belt issue or a tranny issue? Let us know.

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