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I am putting a new belt on my deck, model 917.258540, i see how the braker for the mower pully will tighten when i engage the clutch, but after i disengage there is nothing pulling the bar back into a positionclose to the pully so the belt wont fly off, is this how it is supposed to be configured? also, any tips on putting the deck back on by myself...other than getting a friend to help? thanks Tom ps this is a 15.5 HP kohler engine

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The brakers on the pulleys should go against the pulley when disengaged & if you do one side at a time you can put deck back under yourself if i can further help e-mail me wade at wadembly@aol.com

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