Riding Mower and Tractor Repair Guides

If your riding lawn mower won't start, it runs rough, or it doesn't cut grass like it should, let Sears PartsDirect help you learn how to fix it. We have easy-to follow riding lawn mower repair guides, as well as free diagrams and manuals available online. Tell us your model number for even more troubleshooting tips and to find the exact riding mower parts you need, so you can have the best looking lawn on the block.

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How to Replace a Riding Lawn Mower Blade Drive Belt

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Replace the blade drive belt if it's broken or won't spin the cutting blades because of wear.

How to Rebuild a Riding Lawn Mower Carburetor

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Get your sputtering carburetor running smoothly in 60 minutes.

How to Replace a Riding Lawn Mower Front Tire

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Get your mower moving again by using these instructions when replacing a damaged front tire.

How to Replace a Riding Lawn Mower Fuel Filter

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Help your mower run better by replacing the fuel filter during your riding mower's annual tune-up.

How to Replace a Riding Lawn Mower Ignition Coil

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If you're not getting spark from a good spark plug, the problem could be the ignition coil. Follow these step-by-step instructions to replace it.

How to Replace a Riding Lawn Mower Ignition Switch

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Get your mower started again by replacing the ignition switch—it's a quick job you can do by following these steps.

How to Replace a Riding Lawn Mower Rear Tire

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Your mower can’t run on a damaged rear tire. Here’s how to install a new one.

How to Replace a Riding Lawn Mower Fuel Pump

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If your riding mower won't start, it could be the fuel pump. Learn how to replace a fuel pump on a riding mower with this step-by-step guide.

How to Replace a Riding Lawn Mower Carburetor

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If the engine of your lawn tractor surges or is hard to start, the carburetor could be the problem. Follow these steps to install a new one.

How to Replace a Riding Lawn Mower Spark Plug

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If the engine is hard to start or if the spark plug electrode is burnt or cracked, take 15 minutes to replace it.

How to Replace a Riding Lawn Mower Blade

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If a blade on your mower is dull or bent, replace it following the steps in this repair guide.

How to Replace the Ground Drive Belt on a Zero-Turn Riding Mower

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The ground drive belt connects the engine crankshaft to the transmission pulleys to drive the rear wheels.

How to Remove the Mower Deck on a Zero-Turn Riding Mower

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Follow the steps in this guide to remove the mower deck for cleaning or inspection.

How to Replace the Electric Clutch on a Zero-Turn Riding Mower

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The electric clutch mounts on the engine crankshaft and controls the cutting blades. This step-by-step guide explains how to install a new one.

How to Replace a Cutting Blade on a Zero-Turn Riding Mower

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Replace a bent or dull cutting blade in 30 minutes or less.

How to Adjust the Neutral Control on a Zero-Turn Riding Mower

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Adjust the neutral control if your zero-turn riding mower creeps forward or backward while both steering lap bars are in the neutral position.

How to Replace the Blade Belt on a Zero-Turn Riding Mower

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A worn or broken blade belt on a zero-turn riding mower prevents the mower blades from working. Here’s how to replace the blade belt.

How to Replace the Starter Solenoid on a Riding Lawn Mower

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Replace the starter solenoid if it doesn't click when you turn the ignition key.

How to Replace the Starter Motor on a Riding Lawn Mower

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If you hear the solenoid click but don’t hear the starter motor spin when you turn the key, follow these steps to replace it.

How to Replace the Seat Switch on a Riding Lawn Mower

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Follow the steps in this guide to install a new riding mower seat switch in about 15 minutes.

How to Replace a Ground Drive Belt on a Riding Lawn Mower

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Replace the ground drive belt if it's broken or too worn to spin the transaxle pulley.

How to Replace the Brake Interlock Switch on a Riding Lawn Mower

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If the engine won’t start even though the brake is on, the brake interlock switch could be at fault. Here’s how to replace it.

How to Replace the Air Filter on a Riding Lawn Mower

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Get your mower running smoothly again by replacing the air filter—it's a quick job you can do yourself, following these steps.

How to Replace a Blade Clutch Cable on a Riding Lawn Mower

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If the blades don't spin on your riding mower when you shift the lever, the blade clutch cable could be broken. Here’s how to install a new one

How to Replace a Mandrel Assembly on a Riding Lawn Mower

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Replace the mandrel assembly if the blade shaft vibrates or doesn't spin.

How to Replace the Flywheel Key on a Riding Lawn Mower

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If the engine won't restart after hitting a stump or rock, the problem could be a sheared flywheel key. Follow these step-by-step instructions to replace it.

How to Replace the Seat on a Riding Lawn Mower

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A broken seat can keep the mower from running.