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I have a craftsman riding lawn mower model 917258572. i just replaced the belt and it will not engage. i asked for a manual and someone did give me a link, but the page i think i need (22) would not display. i need a diagram or something to show what i did wrong. and ideas

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First of all, did you get the correct belt, 144200? Do you have it routed right? The belt goes straight across the back between the two blade pulleys then to the inside of the two idler pulleys on each side in front of the blade spindles (pulleys), then to the engine. The smaller idler pulley on the left side is stationary, the one on the right swivels to tighten the belt when you engage the lever on the dash. That should give you something to check out. Good luck. Dwain

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