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Troy Bilt Snowthrower Auger Belt Adjustment

I have a Troy-Bilt Storm 2620 snowthrower; just bought a new auger belt and replaced it. When I started it back up, the auger was still moving, probably because it wasn't used to a tight belt. So I...
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Posted By tbjohn1

It turns out I did two things wrong with this: ...

It turns out I did two things wrong with this: one, I didn't have the drive belt pulley up as high as it should have been and, second, I didn't have the pulley lined up properly with the key on the...
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Posted By tbjohn1

Thanks for the reply, Cheese. I put the pulley...

Thanks for the reply, Cheese. I put the pulley back on as well as the belt, and it is tight. With the tractor off, I pulled on the belt and it seems to be going around all the pulleys properly. ...
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I finally figured out what this part was -- it...

I finally figured out what this part was -- it was a pulley the PTO clutch was connected to. Apparently, I didn't tighten the bolt enough when I took the clutch off.

It's back on now and the...
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Posted By tbjohn1

I wish I could show you the photo; it actually...

I wish I could show you the photo; it actually looks like part #15 without the second pulley on the end. Almost looks like a bolt should have gone through the stem part to hold it on. And there is...
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Posted By tbjohn1

Thanks for the link to the diagram, Cheese. This...

Thanks for the link to the diagram, Cheese. This part has a non-moving pulley on one end, and a long stem with a slot in it. That's what made me think it was a guide of some sort. Could this...
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John Deere LA 175 Drive Belt Pulley

I'm back again about the same garden tractor but with a different problem (the last one solved thanks to your help). I was driving the tractor yesterday, parked it and shut it off. When I restarted...
08-18-18, 05:30 AM
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Posted By tbjohn1

Thanks again for the advice and the links. I'll...

Thanks again for the advice and the links. I'll take a look!
08-17-18, 12:59 PM
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Posted By tbjohn1

I took the pump apart today and checked the...

I took the pump apart today and checked the impeller; there was nothing caught or blocking it, and it didn't look cracked anywhere. Seems to be spinning freely. Put it back together and the noise...
08-17-18, 04:30 AM
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Posted By tbjohn1

Thanks for the replies; there's been no...

Thanks for the replies; there's been no interruption in water flow and the noise has steadily increased over the past week to the point where it sounds like an aircraft on the taxiway. I'll look for...
08-16-18, 02:13 PM
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Posted By tbjohn1

Heyward pool pump making loud noise

I have a Hayward 1.5HP Power-Flo LX Vertical Discharge pump purchased in August 2015 that started making a loud noise within the past week. It's still pumping fine, but could the bearings be going?
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Posted By tbjohn1

I did as aka pedro suggested, removed the PTO...

I did as aka pedro suggested, removed the PTO clutch, and the shaking was eliminated. It was totally due to the PTO clutch, as cheese first identified. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this...
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Posted By tbjohn1

Thanks; appreciate the help!

Thanks; appreciate the help!
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Posted By tbjohn1

Thanks much; is there a way to stop the shaking...

Thanks much; is there a way to stop the shaking aside from installing a new PTO clutch?
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Posted By tbjohn1

Thanks to both of you for your thoughts. Maybe...

Thanks to both of you for your thoughts. Maybe I'll try putting the deck back on, with the belt tension, and see if it makes any difference. If not, it may be time for it to go to the great tractor...
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Posted By tbjohn1

John Deere LA 175 Shaking Problem

I have a 10-year-old John Deere LA 175 garden tractor with a Briggs & Stratton 26 HP OHV engine, 54 inch mower deck. I used the tractor primarily to cut the grass and also tow around a cart with...
09-07-16, 09:31 AM
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Posted By tbjohn1

System mode was not displayed; only temp, date...

System mode was not displayed; only temp, date and time. I went ahead and replaced it. Thanks much for your help.
09-06-16, 04:25 AM
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Posted By tbjohn1

Honeywell TH8000 unresponsive touch screen

This thermostat is 8 years old and was pro-installed. We turned it off schedule recently because the temperatures got cooler and we didn't need the heat pump running. However, now the thermo...
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Posted By tbjohn1

O.K., will do, thanks to both of you for the...

O.K., will do, thanks to both of you for the replies.
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Posted By tbjohn1

John Deere LA 175 Starting Problem

This is a lawn tractor with a 26 HP Briggs and Stratton engine, model #44P77, type 0122B1, code 080228VG. The battery is new (2 months old); it's reading 12.85 volts. The tractor was starting fine...
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Posted By tbjohn1

Thanks for the reply. Yes, that's the type of...

Thanks for the reply. Yes, that's the type of well system I have. Water pressure and flow now seem fine. Lots of air in the line in the upstairs bathrooms. Holding tank refilled. I imagine with...
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Posted By tbjohn1

Well Pump Getting Ready to Go?

I have a well that is 27 years old, 172 feet deep, flow rate of 4.0 gpm. We are the original owners of the house; the first well pump failed after only 7 years. The second pump was installed on 22...
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Posted By tbjohn1

Thanks

Appreciate the suggestion and will give it a go. Thanks for the diagram and instructions.
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Posted By tbjohn1

John Deere LA 175 Hesitates When Starting

Hello:

I've been having an ongoing problem with my John Deere LA 175 tractor starting right up when you turn the key. A few specifics: the tractor is 4 years old and I replaced the original...
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Posted By tbjohn1

Excellent, thanks for getting back so quickly;...

Excellent, thanks for getting back so quickly; will let you know how it goes.
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