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I have a John Deere L118. I just had the deck rebuilt and put a new belt on. I only mowed for about 15 minutes when I noticed the belt was very hot and smoking. Could this be because one if the pulleys are
sticking? Or would it be the alignment. Not sure what the problem is at this point.
 

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How easily do the blades spin with out the deck belt attached?

Who did the rebuild? The reason I ask is someone rebuilt a spindle on my deck before I bought it used and the did not put it back together right.

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How easily do the blades spin with out the deck belt attached?

Who did the rebuild? The reason I ask is someone rebuilt a spindle on my deck before I bought it used and the did not put it back together right.

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my neighbor did THE rebuild. I replaced the right pull but I did not replace the left. The left one seems.
a Little hard to move compared to the right one. Could this cause the belt to wear out that fast?
 

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I've replaced spindles several times! Most of time you know when the bearing is bad or whether grass, string or debris has locked up "free" movement. They should spin very freely if clear of all the above. Alignment is easily checked by eye, or with a straight-edge.......... Hope this helps! ~Scotty
 

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I went a step further than Gizmo:lol:. I would make sure you don't have the belt wrapped around one of the belt keepers. I circled them below in the pic.

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I've replaced spindles several times! Most of time you know when the bearing is bad or whether grass, string or debris has locked up "free" movement. They should spin very freely if clear of all the above. Alignment is easily checked by eye, or with a straight-edge.......... Hope this helps! ~Scotty
Honestly the left one seems to not move as smoothly as the right one. The alignment looks ok. I just didn't know if this would wear out the belt so fast.
 

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I went a step further than Gizmo:lol:. I would make sure you don't have the belt wrapped around one of the belt keepers. I circled them below in the pic.
Good one. I've never done that..... BSmeter.gif
 
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