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Troy Bilt self propelled mower

This mower wont keep a belt on it. At 15 dollars a belt this is getting expensive. I just put a new one on it and 2 seconds later its cut in half. What gives?

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    Axle is turning & gears are OK & wheels also look O K

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Please don't be offended but are you sure you are putting it on the right way. A lot of the mowers out today have guards that prevent the belt from coming off the pulleys if there is a foreign object caught up when they are being used. These guards are actually post that are fastened to the chassis of the mower. Troy built is a top name mower so I'm sure their design is reliable. Sorry I can't be more specific.

Does the tension on the belt seem adequate? Is there a tension adjustment. (an idler pulley with an adjustment)?

Hope this helps Good Luck Loring Please give me a rating Thks

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