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Replacing the belt on the yard machine. The belt wears out fast, something seems to be causing the belt to be out of line or something.

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Check for weak spring on tensioner pulley, belt could be slipping. Also check belt guides and make sure bearing on shaft pulley is not worn. grease if needed.

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