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Pulley:idler:flat 756-04224

Part Number: 756-04224
MTDYard MachinesBolensYard ManCraftsmanTroy-BiltCub CadetHusky
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Price: $27.11
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*This part replaces obsolete part #: 756-0981B, 756-0981A, 956-0981 and 756-0981.

Product Information
Description:
This is a genuine manufacturer-supplied part which is designed for use with a variety of riding lawn mowers and garden tractors. The idler pulley applies tension to the belt. It is an identical replacement for a worn or a missing component that was installed on a new equipment. Check the diagrams for your model to ensure the proper repair procedure. Keep in mind this durable metal idler pulley is sold as an individual item. A wrench set will be needed to perform this repair.
Compatibility

This part is compatible with the following machines:

MTD
Yard Machines
Bolens
Yard Man
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Products Compatibility

This item works with the following types of products:

  • • Lawn Tractor
  • • Snowblower

Questions & Answers for Pulley:idler:flat


Why are the dimensions not stated somewhere. Very very silly
Zeek asked on 2022-08-15
Hello Zeek, Thank you for the question. This Pulley is 2 3/4-inch Flat ID and 3 1/8-inch OD. If you need help placing an order, customer service is open 7 days a week. Please feel free to give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you!
eReplacementParts Team August 15, 2022
Repair Instructions: Submitted by Customers Like You
16 of 18 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Lawn Tractor
Parts Used:
Pulley:idler:flat - 756-04224
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
Less than 15 minutes
Tools Used:
Socket set, Wrench Set
Idler pulley worn out
Actually the repair was quite an easy one, once I figured out how to get the nut off the pulley. The way MTD made the tractor was really dumb. They put a nut on the idler pulley where you can't get a wrench on. There's about maybe 1/4" gap between the plate the idler bolt goes through and the chassis plus the fact you need a long, and I mean long, open end 9/16 wrench to place on the nut.
I got the nut off and to save me the trouble the next time, I drilled a pilot hole from underneath where the bolt goes through then cut a 1" hole in the chassis on top to get to the nut. I replaced the pulley and put a hole plug in the 1" hole I drilled. After that, no problem and the pulley works like a charm.
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4 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Lawn Mower
Parts Used:
Puck-brake - 917-0678
Pulley:idler:flat - 756-04224
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
30-60 minutes
Tools Used:
Socket set, Wrench Set
No Brakes. When the mower was in Fwd or reverse it would move and could not be stopped. The idler pulley had also seized and was binding up the drive belt.
I replaced the drive belt for the mower and found that the brakes were not functioning and the idler pulley for the drive belt had failed as well..The brake pads had to be replaced and once the idler pulley was replaced and adjusted for the new drive belt I was able to adjust the brakes. For easier access I had to remove the deck and jack up the mower and put it on jack stands. I could have leaned the mower on its side to do the job but decided to use the jacks instead. I did it this way so that I could engage the drive and make the wheels turn while the mower was on the jack stands in order to adjust the brakes. I also removed the right side tire in order to access the brake assembly. My mower is a Troy Bilt Bronco made at about 2005.
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2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Lawn Mower
Parts Used:
Shoulder Spacer, 1.0 X .38 X . - 738-0372B
Nut-hex Lock - 912-0431
Pulley:idler:flat - 756-04224
Repair Difficulty:
Hard
Time Spent Repairing:
1-2 hours
Tools Used:
Socket set, Wrench Set
Idler Pulley seemed wore out.
1. Cut hole in floorboard to get to nut. (some mowers have a panel to remove)
2. Raised back end of the mower on a lift.
3. Took off the pulley with 1/2 inch socket on nut and 1/2 inch wrench on bolt. Took off pulley, belt, and hardware,
4. Put on new pulley, shoulder spacer, flange nut and belt at same time.
5. Ground down hole in floorboard smooth. Covered with duct tape til figure out permanent cover.
6. Should have adjusted variable speed pedal while idler was apart, but didn't think of it at the time.
7. Later will adjust variable speed idler the long way per manual.
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2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Lawn Tractor
Parts Used:
Bearing-hex Flange - 941-0656A
Belt-drive Vari Sp - 954-0467A
Belt-drive Transm - 954-0468
Pulley:idler:flat - 756-04224
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
More than 2 hours
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Pliers, Power Drill, Socket set, Wrench Set, Adjustable Wrench
Steering was very loose & sloppy. Variable speed belt was badly worn.
Replaced Bearing & Bushings in steering. Replaced Drive Belt & Variable Speed belts. Also replaced all (3) Idler in drive system.
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2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Lawn Tractor
Parts Used:
Belt-drive Transm - 954-0468
Pulley:idler:flat - 756-04224
Repair Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent Repairing:
15-30 minutes
Tools Used:
Wrench Set
The original idler pulley had disintegrated which also damaged the upper drive belt.
1. I took off what was left of the old pulley (mostly plastic) and replaced it with the new all-metal pulley from e-Replacement Parts.
2. Then, I mounted the new upper drive belt.
3. From the time I placed my order on-line it only took two days for e-Replacement Parts to ship the new parts from Utah to me in Virginia and the next morning I quickly made the repair and had my lawn tractor running again.,
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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Lawn Mower
Parts Used:
Pulley:idler V-typ - 756-04209
Belt - 954-0349
Pulley:idler:flat - 756-04224
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
30-60 minutes
Tools Used:
Socket set, Wrench Set
Loose belt and noisy pulley
1. Removed mower deck
2. Replaced idler pulleys
3. Sharpened blades
4. Repacked bearings for blades
5. Reinstall mower deck
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    Guest - May 23, 2023 Verified Purchase
    Excellent customer service
    Ordered the wrong pulley first, which came quicker than I expected. Easy return policy. Correct pulley came in a matter of days. Have ordered here before. Always great service. Keeps my 18 year old tractor running smooth.
    Guest - October 15, 2022 Verified Purchase
    all good
    all good
    Guest - August 2, 2021 Verified Purchase
    As expected
    Part was new and just what I needed. Only complaint is shipping. If you want it fast better use fast shipping option. FedEx shipped it clear across the country twice before I received it
    Guest - April 29, 2020 Verified Purchase
    worked great exact fit
    Part arrived installed easy, lawn mower back in service
    Guest - November 20, 2019 Verified Purchase
    Better than original
    The part was easy to replace and wa made of metal original was plastic
    Guest - May 22, 2019 Verified Purchase
    this is the part i needed
    shipping is time is very, very long
    Guest - May 10, 2019 Verified Purchase
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