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LTX 1000 CRAFTSMAN /42 IN. DECK BELT LODGED ABOVE PULLEY AND STOPPED MOWER AND BROKE BELT. IS THE BELT SIZE 96 OR 97 INCH? THE BELT HAS DONE IT TWICE/STCK BETWEEN THE PULLEY AND THE THING ABOVE IT.

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  • Donald Merland Jul 04, 2009

    under the seat there is a label i think half of the nmbers are missing. the only left are 901c005967/the primary mower belt part nm is 174883/stock 24690 i dont know if this helps.

  • Donald Merland Jul 04, 2009

    while i at it i forgot to tell you that the belt got stuck and killed the engine above the pulley on the electric clutch for the second time this time on level ground.

  • Dwain Pippen May 11, 2010

    What is the model number under the seat? Should start with 917......

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Without the model number, I couldn't tell you what belt goes on the ground drive. That 174883 is a 5/8 x 97" and is your deck drive belt. Your ground drive belt may just need replacing. They will wear thin and loosen up between the pulleys and cause the problems you're having. The old belt may still have the numbers on it.

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