Hi all, appreciate if someone experienced with fixing MTD mowers can help me out. I believe my deck is similar to mowers with other names, particularly Cub Cadet, as I saw an identical deck on youtube but his problem looked worse than mine.
This is a model J609 for Lowes, regular bronco not the super from the mid 00's (2007 maybe?). Anyhow, in my service manual it doesn't show where the tension springs connect end to end. So when I had a break and part of the spring got lost, I guessed. I got it to mow, but it does not tension properly there is a delay of about 5 seconds before the blades come to full speed. And it slips easy in the slightest thick grass, hence I burn belts often.
My questions are. In the pic that I marked "X" that line is where I last connected the tension spring, is that right?
Second, where the question mark is, by the break lever, is there another spring supposed to go there?
I left an unmarked if someone wouldn't mind editing...
Thanks for looking.