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A common cause of belt breakage is excessive grass clippings on the deck. Grass clippings can work their way under pulleys and deck covers, causing series problems. Make sure to clean off your deck after every mower use and follow manufacturer recommendations.
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.
Belt Turn Over Belts which have rolled over may indicate: severe drive misalignment, badly worn pulleys, lateral vibration, foreign material or severe pulsating loads.
If the bale core breaks down while baling, belts will get loose and can flip. This usually happens in dry short hay conditions.
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.
Belt slipping off tensioner pulley is a common issue that can occur with any type of belt-driven system. The most likely cause is that the tensioner pulley itself is worn out or damaged. In some cases, the problem may also be caused by a misaligned pulley or by a loose belt.
The name “creep” comes from the fact that frictional forces cause a change in belt tension thereby causing the elastic belt to extend and contract. This action results in relative motion between the belt and pulley surfaces which is termed elastic creep.
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.
Improper belt tension is the most common and obvious cause of slip, which generates unwanted heat. The friction that occurs when a V-belt slips in a pulley causes belt sidewalls to become glazed, and decreases gripping ability.
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.

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I need the belt digram for a 50″ craftsman lawn tractor, it has two belts on the deck.. any help?
ANSWER : You need exact model numbers. Go to www.searspartsdirect.com put in your model number and see parts list. Go to the right hand side of page and click on manuals.

Need a diagram for craftsman 44″ riding mower drive belt. Mine threw belt and cannot locate original manual.
ANSWER : If you can find the model number of your mower, you should be able to find your manual here. I hope this helps.http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Belt diagram for craftsman 46″ model#917258691

I am replacing the secondary belt

ANSWER : Belt routing diagrams are sometimes on the underside of the running board [so when you are laying on your back, you can look up and see it, left side usually]. on a 46 inch deck, it’s probable that the diagram is on the rear, center of the deck, you can see it by going behind the tractor, kneeling down and looking forward at the deck

Need diagram of deck belt installation – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : May I get the make and model # to get you the right belt diagram

I’m having trouble replaceing the motion drive belt on my LT1000 lawn tractor. The mowing deck is off, the old drive belt is off. I can’t get the belt around the transaxle pully. Any suggestions?
ANSWER : Often there is a keeper on the back of the pulley, and the belt must go inside the keeper. Get an inspection mirror up in there to look if necessary. Start by putting the belt on the transaxle pulley, then on the PTO pulley, then on the idler, last have someone sit on the mower and depress the clutch pedal while you put the belt over that pulley.

Have a 46 in deck need to put the belt on i forgot how it go on the deck
ANSWER : Go online to your mowers site and they should have the proper belt and pulley positions for you.

Engagement cable once you have hooked to handle where does spring connect
ANSWER : Theres a bracket that swings under the deck pull on it to see that it tightens the belt, there should be a little hole on th bracket it self u have to look hardbut its there hook the spring up and try it out, hope this helps

How to fit new belt – Craftsman 20 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : Ya gotta have model numbers. Go to searspartsdirect.com and enter your model number. Most models then have manuals available over on the right hand side of page. Most manuals have pictures or diagrams on bets.