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How do I fit the drive belt on a Masport (Model 155/106) Ride-on?
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A perfectly tight mower belt can rotate without slipping off but not cause the engine to over-exert and overheat. If the belt does not slip off while working and is not producing unfavorable sounds that indicate wearing off of the belt, then that is the perfect tightness for it.
An over-tightened belt can burn out any bearing that the belt rotates on, including alternator, power steering pump, A/C compressor, idler pulleys, etc. An over-tightened timing belt can ruin any pulley bearing it is connected with.
Put it to the Flex Test

Your serpentine belt should be bendable without creating creases in the belt. If you have the belt off the engine, flip it so the toothed-side is exposed and bend the belt. If you see even minor cracks or stretches, it is time for a new one.

Tight side and slack side

When belt is running over pulley, the friction creates grip on pulley which creates tension on one side of belt which makes the driven pulley to run, this side is called tight side. The other side does not experience same tension, that side is called slack side.

Tight side and slack side

When belt is running over pulley, the friction creates grip on pulley which creates tension on one side of belt which makes the driven pulley to run, this side is called tight side.

The signs of a loose mower deck belt include the mower belt slipping, the belt coming off the pulleys, a stretched belt, excessive vibration of the deck belt, a high pitched noise, rapid signs of wear and tear, and a shiny and glazed belt, among others.
The signs of a loose mower deck belt include the mower belt slipping, the belt coming off the pulleys, a stretched belt, excessive vibration of the deck belt, a high pitched noise, rapid signs of wear and tear, and a shiny and glazed belt, among others.

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ROUTING OF BELT – Mtd Drive Belt 42"
ANSWER : Diagram is on the mowing deckBest regardsCk

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Drive belt Have replace drive belt but mower still has no forward movement. Mower is only 2 years old but its already had to have another drive belt installed by the dealer last year. wanted to do it myself but when i install belt theres hardly any tension so mower doesnt move. Checked and rechecked the diagram and is installed correctly. Cant find a tensioner adjustment if it has one.
ANSWER : I don’t have an answer for you, but Do you have a diagram of the Drive Belt?

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What size for a 611 deutz allis 42 in deck – Mtd Drive Belt 42"
ANSWER : Go to simpletractors.com they may have the answer for you !

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Self propell will not go – Troy Bilt 5.5hp Self Propelled Mower
ANSWER : Remove the cover from the self propel and check the engagement cable for excessive stretch.

Also check the drive belt for wear or breakage.

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Need to find out whitch way the drive belts go on the mower ? its a 5 speed sit on ride mower my son took the drive belts off and didnt take note how the came off !!
ANSWER : CAN YOU SEND ME THE MODEL AND SER# AND ILL SEND YOU A COPY

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I have a Troy built front wheel drive mower made in 5/94, model # 34022 with a 6 speed trnsmission. When I put it in gear the wheels barely turn. How do I fix it?
ANSWER : It sounds like you need a new belt for the front wheels.

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Need the mower deck belt size for a allis chalmers t-811 lawn mower
ANSWER : 42″ deck 1/2 x 120 P/N 1668066SM
48″ deck 1/2 x 126 P/N 1703466SM

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How to change drive belt – Huskee Tractor Replacement Riding Lawn Mower 42" Deck Mulching Kit fits Huske
ANSWER : Step 1 – Loosen tension and remove belt. Locate the adjustment fastener and loosen it. …
Step 2 – Inspect drive and drive pulleys. Check the drive and pulley wheels. …
Step 3 – Select correct replacement belt. …
Step 4 – Install V-belt. …
Step 5 – Correctly tension new belt. …
Step 6 – Start the engine.

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