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Engine runs but tractor won't drive. Changed belt but seems too little tension on belt. What next?

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Check your idler pulleys especially the plastic v--belt versions as they do wear out rapidly on some mowers. Once worn out just replacing the V-belt just don't do it.

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Double check the model # of the belt just in case you put on the incorrect one.

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