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Riding mower keeps eating away the shaft and pulley

I hit a old sink faucet in my yard and it broke the spindle so I changed it and then the old shaft and pulley messed up so I bought a new shaft and pulley and it did the same thing it ate the inside of the pulley out and the top of the shaft where the pulley goes so whats my problem?

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