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We have only had the mower less than 5 months. Bought from Lowes as a returned mower. We have changed the deck belt at least 2 times.
I hope you have a warranty.. I did have a mower that I had to removes some shims from between the engine and the frame to keep the belt from being misaligned. but of course that has nothing to do with the deck height.
Posted on Nov 24, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
idler or adjustment pulley bearings worn allowing belt to ''run off''as it wobbles.stays on.check spring tension of idler.
Posted on Sep 20, 2009
Even though the routing is correct, have you checked that every spindle and idler pulley turns freely? These bearings can freeze up or bind because debris builds up in them. Also, if the bushings on the idler pulleys can wear, causing them to misalign. Keep checking. Also - is the belt snapping clean, or do you see a burnt, worn spot?
Posted on May 28, 2010
Testimonial: "Thank you for your help. The belt is snapping clean. You are correct in your assessment to what the problem might be. We checked all the above and did not correct problem. We put three washers on top of small idler pulley to bring it down and better align routing. Bought heavier belt at auto parts. Believe the bolt head was touching belt where it routed throught to larger idler pulley."
There is a spring attached to a tensioner that probably came unhooked while changing the belt. Higher deck settings push the deck backwards enough to spin the blades, the lower setting need the spring tensioner to take up the slack in the belt.
Posted on Jun 27, 2012
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