Model #YTH2242T HUSQVARNA Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

How do you convert a Husqvarna ride on mower (917.279180, YTH2242T) with a regular blade to a mulching blade. We have the premium blade 139775.

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when it comes to working on converting parts on your mower can be challenging. I have done some research on the Manage My Life website and have located a link quite similar to your issue. While you are waiting for a detailed reply from an expert I have provided the link below. Hope this helps!

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Priscilla V -
June 05, 2012
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Thank you for your question on converting to a mulching system for your Husqvarna tractor.

The mulch kit for this tractor is part number 33742 and it comes with blades and the mulch plug.

I will give you the direct link for ordering this kit.

Mulch kit for 42 inch mower deck for a YTH2242T Husqvarna tractor .

I hope this will help.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
June 06, 2012
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Q:

Husqvarna Tractor Model YTH2242T will not move when engaging forward or reverse foot peddles.

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I know how important it is to have a good working tractor in your home so that you can keep your grass maintained. While you are waiting for an expert answer, I did manage to find several links that will provide you with some good information about what may be causing your problem. Hope this helps!

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Priscilla V -
April 12, 2012
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The links were helpful. I need to assess whether the belt is on the transaxle pulley and turning. Standby?

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Ural -
April 12, 2012
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The belt is actually turning the pulley and fan blades atop on the transaxle (Hydro Gear model 356-0510). Also, when the pressing forward, the link does engage the gear box and I see the wheel move slightly each time I press it. Pls advise...

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Ural -
April 12, 2012
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Is this an indication that my hydro gear needs servicing?

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Ural -
April 12, 2012
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I am sorry you are having problems with your tractor. I will try to give you all information needed to fix the tractor. The first question is have you removed the rear wheels. The rear wheels have a square axle key that drive them. I have provided you with an image below showing the placement of the axle key.

If the axle key is in position, the next check to make is if the drive belt is still on. With the tractor on a level surfaced and the engine off look under the tractor at the drive belt. The belt should be free of slack and go around all of the pulleys.

If the belt is fine put the tractor in neutral and try to push it. If you can push the mower, you know the brake is not the problem. If you can not push the tractor the problem is likely a stuck brake. You will need to mover the break lever on the transaxle to see if it is sticking. If it is stuck you should be able to free it up by spraying a little WD-40 on the brake lever. Then work it back and forth.

Your tractor has a hydrostatic transaxle, I recommend you try to purge the air out of the system. The purging instructions can be found in your owner's manual and I have posed them below.

Next check the brake lever on the transaxle. If it has been sitting for a long period of time it might be stuck on. The lever is located on the right side of the tractor inside of the frame. I recommend working the lever back and forth to make sure it is moving freely.

When you are looking under the tractor, have someone move the shifter. When the shifter is moved, you should see the shifter on the transaxle move. If the shifter is properly attached, have someone start the tractor and let out on the brake. Now carefully look under the tractor at the Trans axle drive pulley. The drive pulley should be spinning. If the pulley is spinning, the problem is most likely a defective transaxle.

I hope this helps get the tractor going. If you need further assistance, please reply with the details of what you have found.

Here is a link to order any parts you need. Sears Parts Direct .

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services . Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
April 15, 2012
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Q:

starting tractor

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When the tractor wont start after being pulled it would seem logical to connect the two events. I located a similar issue with a different model tractor but similar transmission. I attached to the first link below if you would like to check. The second link is a troubleshooting video that may help while you wait for the expert to review this model and situation. I hope this helps.

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Barbara H. -
March 24, 2012
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Thank you for your question on the restarting of the tractor after getting stuck.

Seeing that the ground was soft and on an incline I do not believe that this has any to do with why the tractor will not start.

You may have left the PTO lever or switch in the on position and the starter will not engage with it in the on position.

If you heard the starter solenoid clicking then I would say that the battery for some reason is not delivering the power through to the starter.

I would first check the battery terminals for corrosion and then jump start the tractor to see if that will work to get it running. If it does then you have a battery problem.

If your battery is under the seat the push the clutch/brake lever down and hold it while you pull up on the parking brake lever and hold it up while you let off the brake/clutch pedal to keep the pedal down.

Then raise the seat of the tractor and proceed with jumping off the tractor with jumper cables without the starting vehicle running. As soon as the tractor starts quickly remove the red jumper cable from the tractor.

Before you start working with the battery there are some precautions you should take.

Please wear rubber gloves and protective eye wear.

Do not wear loose fitting clothes so you will not touch any clothing to the battery acid on the top of the battery or battery posts.

Do not lay any metal objects so they would touch both battery posts at the same time. It could cause and arc and possible cause an explosion.

The first thing I would suggest is to remove the battery terminals and thoroughly clean then with a battery with a steel brush.

Once you have the wire terminals off the battery. Clean the battery posts and the wire terminal connectors with a wire brush or scrape to clean the terminals of any corrosion.

If the battery connection bolts are badly corroded then I would suggest replacing them.

Once you have them clean then install the red wire back onto the + post and then the black wire onto the - post.

Check to see if the tractor will start.

If it still does the clicking then you will need to either replace the battery or see if it will accept a charge from a battery charger.

If you do not have a changer then I would suggest using a pair of jumper cables to jump start the tractor.

Please do not have the vehicle you are jump from running when you jump off the tractor.

Put the red jumper cable on the good battery first the other end of the red cable onto the red terminal on the tractor battery.

Then find a ground connection on the vehicle,(usually a place on the engine block designator for the jump cable) and connect the black to that connection and the other end of the black wire to the chassis of the tractor, like the draw bar and may sure you are getting a good metal to metal connection. You may have to scratch through the paint to get a good connection.

Please let me know if this was the problem and if not we can continue to troubleshoot with this new information.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
March 26, 2012
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