How to Replace the Drive Belt on a Cub Cadet Walk-Behind Mower
These instructions will explain how to replace a drive belt on a Cub Cadet walk-behind mower. Depending on your model, the instructions listed below may vary slightly. Always be sure to check your operator's manual for detailed instructions.
- Step 1
Remove the spark plug ignition wire.
- Step 2
Drain the fuel tank or place plastic beneath the cap to prevent leakage.
- Step 3
Tip the mower on it's side with the air filter up.
- Step 3a
Remove the self-tapping screws from the side of the deck.
- Step 4
Wearing gloves for protection, secure the blade using the Arnold Blade Removal Tool. Remove the blade retaining bolt and then remove the blade.
- Step 5
Remove the self-tapping screws that secure the engine baffle and belt cover to the deck. Next, remove the baffle and belt cover.
- Step 6
Remove the belt from the blade adapter and drive pulley, then remove the blade adapter from the crankshaft.
- Step 7
Working from the rear of the mower, carefully remove the belt from the transmission pulley.
- Step 8
Push down on the deck baffle to access the engine pulley. Slide the belt off this pulley and out from under the deck.
- Step 9
Replace with a new belt. Work it between the deck and the baffle. First, route it around the transmission pulley and then the engine pulley.
- Step 10
Tighten the self-tapping screws that secures the deck baffle to the deck.
- Step 11
Replace the engine baffle and secure it with the self-tapping screws.
- Step 12
Wearing gloves, secure the blade using the Arnold Blade Removal Tool. Replace the blade retaining bolt and blade adapter.
- Step 13
Tip the mower back onto its wheels.
- Step 14
Reattach the spark plug ignition wire.