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I replaced my 42" V-belt after breaking. Now the mower makes an awful racket when engaged, and the double pulley on the right jumps back and forth. All the pulleys spin freely and the mower works, but i can tell its about to heat up and break again in minutes. What Gives?? Grass is gettin HIGH!!!

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Your bearing are bad in the spindale.replace spindale its easyer.

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