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Tried to install a new drive belt on my. Went on ok. Now lots of smoke. Belt strikes one of the post which keeps the belt on the pully. Local Sears repair center wants me to ”bring it in”. I only need to diagram. PLEASE HELP. Wife cannot mow till I get it on! Thanks RMD 32615
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If its the one on engine you have to take bolt out of the center of the pulley and let the pulley down just enough to get the belt byit reinstall the bolt and your done.

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Usually there are two belts. One goes around two pulleys, a front pulley under the motor and one on the mower deck.
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.

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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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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

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

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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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Diagram for belt replacement on 1988 Toyota Tercel
ANSWER : Fig. 1: Correct timing mark placement on 3E and 3E-E enginesHope this helps; also keep in mind that your
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LT1045 keeps breaking NEW belts after just a short period of mowing.
ANSWER : Have you checked the bearings?

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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

sears.com

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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The deck belt seems to be about 3 or 4 inches too short. Sears says it is the right belt. How do I get it on?
ANSWER : You have the wrong belt. The one for your deck drive is # 405143. The belt you have is for the ground drive.

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