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Brettw

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And this, my friends, is how you cut the lawn after the idler on the deck has given up the ghost.  Bearing was good, pulley, obviously, was not. No idea on how long it ran like this, noticed it hauling wood after cutting the lawn. Lawn looks great, belt survived just fine.  I think this is what they call clean livin'.  How it relates to me I have no idea..........

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Interesting.  

Had a bearing fail in a plastic deck idler - it melted the center of the pulley away and belt lost all tension so mowing stopped. 

Any idea what caused the bearing to separate from the pulley? 

    

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8 hours ago, PhanDad said:

Any idea what caused the bearing to separate from the pulley? 

None, Bill.  It looked to be stress crack or melted, but the bearing turned just fine.  On the other hand, the pulley must have been lined up about perfectly as far as the height off the deck for the belt to continue on like that.  Crazy stuff.

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2 hours ago, Brettw said:

On the other hand, the pulley must have been lined up about perfectly as far as the height off the deck for the belt to continue on like that.  Crazy stuff.

The fact that the pulley flipped off the bearing w/o knocking the belt off is amazing!
Don't bother buying a lottery ticket; you've used up all your luck on this!

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