Model #AYP9167A79 WESTERN AUTO Lawn, Tractor

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What is causing the spindle pulley to cut through the brake arms on my deck?


There are 2 general causes for that to happen.

  1. Arms installed incorrectly
  2. Arms are bent.

If the arm is not cut all the way through yet here's what I suggest: Grab the arm (wear gloves, may have sharp edges) pull it back away from the pulley a little bit and push it down. You don't want to get carried away with it, but push it down enough to give it some clearance and it should be fine. The steel those arms are made of is pretty thin stuff. It can (and should) be bent to fit when replaced. Often that step is not needed so people get used to that and most times wont even bother to check it.

I will also say that if you can't move the arm back and forth from the pulley without having to force it, it's installed incorrectly.

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
May 14, 2009

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