model 917271011 craftsman EZ3 mulching riding lawn mower. I need some sort of a manual or diagram so I can put the lower deck back on my mower. I removed the lower deck because a weld had broke and I needed to put a new belt on. Even though it doesn't look very hard to reassemble I am unable to figure it out. Do you know where I can get a manual or diagram the "walks me through" the reassembly??
I have attached a drawing with notes on it so you can see where the deck connects up at. There isn’t really a manual or anything to go by for connecting the deck back up. The photo depicts the parts on the deck and notes where the tractor connection is. I will recap it just in case my notes aren’t clear on the drawing.On the front of the deck there are 2 big tabs with some round and square holes. Use the round ones to connect up the 2 linkages that are under the front axle of the tractor to connect that up.On each side of the deck there is a sideways “U” part welded to the deck. That will connect to hangers that come down on each side under the footrest area. They are what actually move when you raise/lower your deck. On the back of the deck in the center there will be a flat linkage that goes to the left side of the deck. That will connect up to a bracket that is under the back of the left footrest where it meets up with the rear fender. There is a small linkage in the center of the deck. When you have the rest of the linkages connected you will push that one up and you should see a tab with a hole in it for that linkage to connect to. It is the PTO lever assembly.Lastly, connect the belt to the engine pulley.
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