Craftsman Lawn Tractor: How do I replace the Transaxle Variation Belt?
How do I replace the Transaxle Variation Belt?
My Craftsman 42" Lawn Tractor (Model # 917.203901) will not move forward or backward, and the Drive Belt is fine.
I have found that the Transaxle Variation Belt has shredded and come off in pieces.
My novice understanding is that this belt is turned by the transaxle to set the speed/gear commanded by the foot pedal. This belt then turns the rear drive pulley that makes the mower move at the commanded speed/direction.
Or maybe vice versa, but it obviously is the belt that allows the mower to move at different speeds/gears.
There is all kinds of info, videos, etc on replacing the Drive Belt, but I can't find a single source for replacing the Transaxle Variation Belt.
Not even the Sears helpline seems to be able to provide any info. They are sending me a new belt, but they did not have any info on how to replace it.
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