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Problem replacing belt on a ols rear engine snapper?

I bought a new belt and installed it. Belt is to tight blades engage as soon as mower is started. I have old belt same size but ripped in half. Can not seem to find any adjustment for new belt

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    Possible that the belt has been installed inproperly. Is it the normal Snapper belt that is six sided?

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What kind of mower & model # i may be able to help thanks wade

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