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How do you replace a drive belt on a RE 2000 Craftsman ride n mulch mower

I was mowing and it just came to a stop, still running just would not move in any gear, when checking it out I found a broken drive belt, I need to know how do I install another one.

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There is a square key about 2 " long that fits in the slot on the axle and wheel and locks them together.. You probably didn't see it when putting tire back on and knocked it out. If you go back where you removed tire, you'll find it laying on the ground.

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