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I just recently sharpened my blades and when I put them back on and tried to mow, the mower didn't move. I looked under and discovered that the transmission belt had slipped off of the back pulley next to the wheel. I though I put it all back on right, but when I tried to start it, the mower would jump like it was in gear even with the clutch pushed in. Any ideas? Can I get a diagram from somewhere?

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