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Stanley rider model 425605x692 need drive belt diagram, routing around the tensioner pully old belt broke, and i ain't gotta clue how it was installed thanks

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SOURCE: I have a craftsman riding lawn mover 42" model #917270812

Hi Paul It sounds like the belt is worn, stretched, or possibly just two long for your machine. Save yourself a lot of aggrivation by checking your operator manual and getting exactly the right belt for your mower.

You don't say how old your machine is but if it has been mowing for many, many hours, the tensioning spring may need to be replaced. If that is the case you can order a new one at

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Go to... and enter your model # that under the seat.

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Go to... Enter the model number that is under the seat. If it's a lawn tractor, it will start with 917. That will get you to all the diagrams of the mower.

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SOURCE: v-belt route installed on 48" deck of John Deere LA130

Copy and paste this in your address bar and it should take you to a picture of how to route the belt

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SOURCE: how to install belt on mower-Model#917.287320

if you will go sears parts and put in the 917287320 in the box and will show you one ok

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