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    Engaging deck causes engine to bog

    It appears to be the Jack shaft bearing. If I rotate the pulley by hand in the direction of engine rotation, it locks up. Reverse rotation it unlocks. thank you for the help
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    Engaging deck causes engine to bog

    Thank you for the reply and diagram. When I take a look at it , I suspect you are right XO about the Jack shaft bearing on the frame. nit is only likely candidate left The driveshaft universal joints for the deck Flex easily. Eliminating them as well Will reply back when I have an answer
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    Engaging deck causes engine to bog

    The engine seems to be running well, I can try again tomorrow with the PTO. I had rotator cuff surgery last week so I can only do a little at a time with it. I removed the gear box cover, and everything seems good there. Maybe there iS a bad bearing at the engine PTO attachment
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    Engaging deck causes engine to bog

    Hopefully this will make sense to you. I’ve attached a video of me turning the deck by hand. Everything turns with minimal resistance. The engine and PTO shaft turn easily w/o the deck engaged
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    Engaging deck causes engine to bog

    Thanks for the reply. I will double check with the deck removed from the mower, blades and belt spun easily. the engine also spun the forward half of the shaft when disconnected from the deck shaft. which would pretty well exclude everything except the gearbox. will let you know.
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    Engaging deck causes engine to bog

    New here. model 3225, 50” deck, shaft drive: While mowing lawn, the deck suddenly locked up and caused the belts to start smoking and shortly afterwards killed the engine, while I was trying to disengage the clutch. there was nothing in the blades or belts, by hand the mower deck spins freely...
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