197379. My question is where to place the keeper belt id

I have a Sears lawn tractor #917288580. While trying to repair the mower deck, I removed the keeper belt idler #198468 from the pulley idler #197379. My question is where to place the keeper belt idler when I reinstall it?
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enter model number .

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Why Does Your Riding Mower Belt Keep Coming Off? Your riding mower belt keeps coming off because of several possible causes such as a damaged, dirty, or incorrectly installed belt. This problem can also be due to an oil leak, damaged mower pulleys, damaged bearings, or a misaligned or stretched out belt.
The idler pulley is a common part that`s found on the majority of the vehicles on the road. Its primary function is to provide tension and guide the engine drive belt. These belts wrap around the various parts of the engine such as the power steering pump, alternator, water pump etc…
The main physical difference between an idler pulley and tensioner pulley is a simple adjustable bolt! However, in terms of function and purpose, an idler pulley is responsible for guiding a belt drive in an engine or mechanical system, while a tensioner pulley is responsible for tensioning the drive belt.
A squeaking noise often means that the bearings or surface of the idler pulley are worn. The engine warning light may illuminate on your dashboard. Your power steering may not work. Your engine may often overheat.
Over time, as the pulley spins against the belt, both components will eventually start to wear. This may lead to visible scoring marks on the surface of the pulley, as a result of contact with the belt. Eventually the pulley and belt will wear to the point of reducing tension, which may lead to the belt slipping.
Visual Clues of a Worn Idler Pulley

Such wear decreases tension that can cause significant belt slippage. If the pulley or bearing is noticeably damaged, cracking, breaking, seizing, or otherwise coming apart, it is an indication that it requires prompt replacement.

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Mower belt diagram – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : You can get a belt diagram from


just follow the leads, and have your model number handy, you will need it.

you can also get this from ayp.com

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I need the belt diagram for a 42″ craftsman 20.5 hydro tractor
ANSWER : Do a model search on www.partsdirect.com. This is the website for Sears equipment. Just reminder you will need the model number from under the seat to help you find the right model.

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ANSWER : 42″ deck 1/2 x 120 P/N 1668066SM
48″ deck 1/2 x 126 P/N 1703466SM

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ANSWER : Look on the bottom of the foot rest there is a picture there on sears mowers

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