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1. Disconnect the spark plug wire at the front of the mower, siphon any excess fuel from the gas tank and verify that the oil dipstick is securely fastened to avoid oil leakage.

2. Remove the screw located on the side of the mower deck, next to the right rear tire, then tilt the mower onto its side so the air filter is facing up.

3. Unfasten the blade retention bolt. The blade retention bolt is located in the center of the blade. Slide the blade off the mower.

4 Unfasten and remove the screws holding the engine baffle to the mower deck, then remove the baffle. The baffle is the circular piece located beneath the blade.

5. Remove the screw fastening the belt cover to the mower deck. Remove the spring between the belt cover and transmission pulley, then remove the belt cover to expose the belt.

6. Adjust the belt to the desired tension by manipulating the engine and transmission pulleys. If the belt has become slack due to age, you need to replace it. To remove it, slide it off the engine pulley first, then slide it off the transmission pulley.

7. Replace the removed items in reverse order.

Troy-Bilt Garden | Answered on Jun 10, 2019


i suggest the carbs not clean enough. there are some very tiny passages that without any fuel stabilizers clog very easily carb replacement may be your only hope

Troy-Bilt Garden | Answered on May 19, 2019


put some seafoam in the fuel tank and run it 10 mins. removed plug and spray your fog in there although its not really needed.

Troy-Bilt Garden | Answered on Apr 15, 2019


Hi its the carb ,i had the same problem tried everything then i bought a new carb problem solved

Troy-Bilt Garden | Answered on Mar 05, 2019


i highly doubt there are any

Troy-Bilt Garden | Answered on Feb 26, 2019


Erin, it sounds like the plug was fouled. the black smoke usually is a sign of to much fuel or burning rich. and the smoke coming from the plug is a sign of cross threaded plug or possible head gasket. take the plug out and see if it has gas on it or wet looking. if it does clean the plug real good and try to start it with the spark plug out. if gas squirts out of the spark plug hole you have a carburetor problem that is an easy fix. put the clean dry plug back in and see how it runs now.

Troy-Bilt 179cc... | Answered on Feb 15, 2019


who makes the engine??not troy

Troy-Bilt Garden | Answered on Feb 13, 2019


is the oil overfilled?? smell it does it smell like gas??

Troy-Bilt Garden | Answered on Oct 07, 2018


Battery is worn out or a cell is defective? When looked after, batteries will last 5 to 6 years. Generator batteries are seldom looked after though. If left discharged, they will fail in 2 or 3 years. The best thing is a battery minder that keeps a tickle charge all the time.

Troy-Bilt Garden | Answered on Sep 29, 2018


Sounds like your brake is not releasing check the cable going to the brake bet it failed

Troy-Bilt Garden | Answered on Aug 18, 2018

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