I have a 2011 LT2000 and have had a few issues with it. First the rod came off, but that was covered, Next mow was today and as I was mowing I heard a noise saw a little smoke and the tractor stopped moving. I doesn't look like the belt broke, but is it possible the drive belt came off? I'm sure they wont cover this. Is there any place that I could get a diagram of it?
Okay here is some more information. I have been having a hell of time trying to fix this. This is 2011 Craftsman LT 2000 Model# 247.288851. I'm trying to replace the drive belt and I'm looking at the diagram but I must be missing something. The belt is on as you can see in the photos. Is this on right? When I tested it out as soon as I put it in gear the tractor just went without pressing down the petal. The petal is like mush and basically useless so I must have this belt on wrong. Can anyone help??
Looking at the manual, I see that has the variable speed pulley.
I'd check the pulley (part 7 in the diagram).
The way I understand it, it should "open/close" to change the diameter to change the speed.
I'd think the belt probably isn't "kosher" in that spot.
From looking at your picture and the diagram, you have the belt through the double pulleys the wrong way. The right side of the belt in your picture should be straight from front to back and the left one should go to the right of the top pulley and to the left of the bottom pulley in the double pulleys in the middle of the tractor. When you are looking at the diagram, you have to remember that you are looking down from the top of the tractor, and when you are laying under there, you are looking up from the bottom. Do you see where the #69 is on the diagram? That's the left hand side of the tractor. The #67 on the diagram would be on the right side of the tractor. Swap the belt around, and I bet it will work.
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Ok I switched the belt alighnment and the petal was stiff, but it worked. Maybe its stiff because its a new belt. I put the deck back on and made a few passes with no issues. I stopped and looked under the tractor and everything seemed fine. I felt the drive belt and it was pretty hot. I hope that isn't a problem? Is it normal for the belt to be warm? I guess when I try to mow this afternoon i'll know. If I burn this belt up I swear ill just pay sears to come out. Hopefully it won't be an issue.
Well I used it for an hour and half to cut my lawn and no problems . So I think I fixed that. Now the dam break isn't working for some reason, so I'll need to look that, but at least i'm mowing again. Thanks for all your help. You guys were a big help