If your Scotts S2546 H mower is not cutting Grass Care service Phoenix, AZ correctly, it may be time to change the belt. With the years, the belt can develop cracks, burns and frayed edges, so you’ll need to replace it regularly. One of the largest signs of a worn belt is really a squealing sound when the mower runs. This mower was manufactured from 1998 to 2001, so it is no longer under warranty. You do not need to pay for skilled servicing, though — you can replace the belt yourself in your home.
Park the mower on a flat, level surface, like a drive. Turn the mower’s engine off.
Lock the parking brake, then move the gear shift lever into the “Neutral” position.
Move the Power Take Off lever to the “Disengage” place, then turn the key to “Off.” Remove the secret. The PTO lever transfers power from the engine to the mower deck.
Adjust the mower lift lever to the highest possible place. After the mower deck is raised, put a wood block under each side of the deck. Move the lift lever back to the lowest position so that the deck sits on the wood blocks.
Use your fingers to remove the spring pin and drier that connects the pressure rod into your knife. Take the spring hooks and seams from the draft arm, then remove the draft arm in the front axle mounts. Set them apart.
Use your fingers to remove the spring hooks and back draft pins in the back draft mounts on both sides of the mower.
Move the mower deck lift lever back to the highest place, then remove the wood blocks. Pull out the deck out from under the mower.
Unscrew the six capscrews, and also the left and right belt guards around the deck, with a screwdriver. Pull the pulley to your lefthand. Eliminate the old mower drive belt in the engine pulley.
Install the new belt in the same place as the old belt. Follow the diagram on the deck.
Replace the belt guards and capscrews. Tighten the screws fully so they won’t appear loose.
Move the deck back under the mowerand adjust the deck lever to the lowest place.
Replace the spring pins, back draft pins, washers and draft arm in the opposite order of elimination. Lift the deck lever to the highest position.