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Murray Riding Mower Belt Diagram Troubleshooting


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How to Change a Riding Lawn Mower Deck Belt

Troubleshoot the possibilities of why the belt is worn or constantly get thrown off the Pulleys

Are you replacing lawn mower belts more than once a year? Does your riding lawn mower throw belts? Do your lawn mower break belts? Let’s fix the problem forget the symptoms.

Fixing the symptoms is draining your pockets and giving you headaches. So let’s fix the problem with your Murray riding mower belt.

Check your pulleys for debris. Sometimes debris gets under the pulley then collects. This causes the pulley not to move freely which will either throw the belt or make the belt slip. Causing your belt to wear. If this appears to be the problem. Clean the deck and the belt pulleys

Now that your deck and pulleys are cleaned up. Check the pulleys for wear. Check the bearings for wear. Worn out bearings will not allow the pulley to move freely. This will ware and throw your belt off.

Check the pulley guard for damage. This is important the pulley guards help keep the lawn mower belt on the pulley. The pulley guard is what makes getting the lawn mower belt on a pain. But an essential part that keeps the belt on the lawn mower pulleys.

Note: If the problem is still an issues replace the pulleys. You will save yourself time and money by replacing the lawn mower pulleys.

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People please do not leave your model number and email. I provided links so you can find your own diagram above for your Murray Riding Mower.

As always thank you for you comments and questions!


cory on January 10, 2019:

need drive belt diagram for a model 425624x190a ride on mower

curtis harvey on December 18, 2016:

cant get my drive belt to work right need a diagram

Brandy on May 25, 2016:

I need drive belt diagram for Murray Rear Drive Riding Mower Model number 30550x92a

gepeTooRs on February 17, 2016:

More of this please

desi robinson on October 06, 2013:

I need a diagram for installing a drive belt on a riding mower a murray

tamron (author) on April 30, 2013:

I provided the link in this article so that you could go to the free diagram website to look up your belt. They may not have it but you can request them to find your replacement blade drive belt.

glenn mistric on April 29, 2013:

need diagram for replaceing blade drive belt

orrin mcmillian on April 18, 2013:

i need a diagram for installing a transmission drive belt model number 40541x99c

Gerhardt Nell on April 12, 2013:

With no service agents in the RSA, i have to fix my murray myself. Any diagram available showing the lay out of the drive belts and pulleys on a 5 25 ride on mower? mod no 25515x206. PSE reply to ifly@xsinet.co.za

Andrew Hayes on December 19, 2012:

Hi There,

I recently bought a Murray 42587x50, second-hand. Within a couple of days the drive belt broke while mowing a path through thick bush. I cant find a diagram for this model indicating the belt route. looking at several diagrams online it seems that the belt fitted was incorrect and the 2 pullies at the rear near the trans. have been reversed some how with the V pully on the right looking from the front to the back. Are you able to help with a diagram to clarify this even if its for a different model but with the same arrangement.

My thanks in advance


Wayne on October 05, 2012:

I have a 20004 Murray Select model#46530X31A and need a diagram for the deck drive belt

casey on September 22, 2012:

I need a diagram for installing a drive belt on a Murray riding lawn mower model 9-38211 14 hp 42 inch cut. looks like a 2008 model


Mark St. John on August 20, 2012:

I have a Murray model 465600x8a. Would you be able to send diagram of how the drive belt and mower belts are routed? Also, I have read my manual on how to remove the housing and replace all belts but seems very confusing. Do you think this is something I can do myself if I have never done it? Thank you, mstjohn21300@yahoo.com

judy on August 11, 2012:

I need a daigram for installing a drive belt on murray riding mower model number is 40508x92h

john on June 17, 2012:

i need a drive belt diagram for a murray 42702x4a ride on mower thanks

vscotthall@yahoo.com on June 06, 2012:

can you send me a pic diagram on how the drive belt goes on for a 12 hp murray riding mower. this one broke and not sure how it goes back.

gary on May 16, 2012:

I am looking for a belt diagram for a Murray select 42" 425000X31A. Please email to trackerman121@hotmail.com

DeeThompson on April 18, 2012:

I need a diagram for installing a belt on a murray riding mower model number is 425008x8 42 inch 6speed. Thanks so much.


trent collins on March 30, 2012:

need diagram for drive belts on sentinal by murray 155/106 ride on mower

thank you


sam on March 24, 2012:

I need a diagram to install a drive belt on a 12hp 38inch murray riding lawn mower,please

Emmaline on February 24, 2012:

I need a diagram for a Murry 42' MOD #425303X92A SERIAL # 74755080214233 MFG DATE 02080 Thanks so very much. Emmaline e-mail address is emmaline.roden@yahoo.com

tamron (author) on January 04, 2012:


Hi I am not real clear on what your trying to do but I can tell you this if your engine bolts up to transmission you should have no trouble. Is the transmission 5 speed?

Avery on January 03, 2012:

I have a murry tractor with a brigs& straton engine the thing is I want to move it to another tractor with a 5speed manuel transmission. Since the transmissions are belt driven can you conferm that this will work as long as the new engine fits on the frame.

thank you

Sam on October 03, 2011:

I need a diagram to install a drive belt on a 12 hp 38inch cut Murray riding lawn mower model #

38702x8e mrwisdom41@yahoo.com

jay on September 11, 2011:

I need a diagram on how to replace a drive belt on an older murray 10 hp lawn tractor.....please help...model number 30550x92a.please send to..p89inthehouse@yahoo.com.

jeremy on September 06, 2011:

Need diagram 2004 Murray 46" belt diagram


Sealye on September 04, 2011:

May I have a user manual for 1994 Murray riding mower model # 38713X71A. The mower starts but wont move. My email seelyelyedoobey@yahoo.com



DSAustin from USA on September 03, 2011:

I am looking for a motion belt diagram for a Murray model 425303x92b. My email is : nsnumber1@yahoo.com Thanks for any assistance you offer. Respectfully

ddugan on September 03, 2011:

Please send diagram to derekdugan@bellsouth.net

tamron (author) on September 02, 2011:

If you need a manual you have to leave me a way to send it to you. I see nobody here is doing that so please either message me from contacts that is right below my profile picture or ask me a question in the question section of this article.

Thanks I am Happy to Help Anyone!

Bobby on September 01, 2011:

I need a diagram to install a drive belt on a 12.5 38inch cut Murray riding lawn mower model # 387002x92.

Freddy on August 06, 2011:

I need a diagram for installing a drive belt on a Murray riding lawn mower model 9-38211 14 hp 42 inch cut. looks like a 2008 model

Thank you

mike manges on June 11, 2011:

Could you please send me a drive belt and the deck belt diagram for a murry model number 42516 x 92.

Thanks and have a good day.


jimmy butler on June 08, 2011:

I need a diagram for installing a blade belt on a murray riding mower model number is 387X

john seamon on May 23, 2011:

I need a diagram for installing a drive belt on a murray riding mower model number is 465306x8b