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We have a brand new Craftsman 26 HP, 54" deck lawn tractor, our problem is that the belt that turns the blades keeps slipping off, HELP!!!!

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  • Katrina Rogers
    Katrina Rogers May 15, 2009

    It seems to happen after we have cut for a short time and cut off the blades to move to another area, then when we go to turn the blade back on the belt has slipped.

  • Katrina Rogers
    Katrina Rogers May 15, 2009

    How do I adjust the idler pully, don't find that information in the book.

  • ladyroofer May 22, 2009

    I bought a new 54" belt for mine and put it on and now it keeps falling off. I can't seem to figure out how to adjust the tension rod and its not in the book I have and mine is out of warranty.

  • Richard Neely
    Richard Neely May 11, 2010

    does it do this only when you engage the blades or all the time?



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Adjust the tension on the idler pully or refer to your manual

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  • soundmanstew May 15, 2009

    IF it's brand new call sears tell them the problem they will send someone to fix it.The warranty should take care of it.



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