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Tried to install a new drive belt on my Sears

Tried to install a new drive belt on my. Went on ok. Now lots of smoke. Belt strikes one of the post which keeps the belt on the pully. Local Sears repair center wants me to ''bring it in''. I only need to diagram. PLEASE HELP. Wife cannot mow till I get it on! Thanks RMD 32615

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If its the one on engine you have to take
bolt out of the center of the pulley and let
the pulley down just enough to get the belt by
it reinstall the bolt and your done.

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