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When I was changing the blade, I noticed that the V belt isn't in the groove; it had slipped down. Do I need to just replace the belt or is something else going on?

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SOURCE: Airens Zoom 1944 ZTR Blades Slow Down In Bahaia Grass

You mention many PM issues but do not mention a blade sharpening. I don't get on my ZTR without a freshly honed blade installed. "That's" what cuts bahia grass...the blade. You can put all the horsepower you want behind the lade but if you're trying to cut grass with a 2X4 it rips more than cuts grass.

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SOURCE: Hoover WindTunnel Self-Propelled V Belt

I had this same problem with the V belt on my Hoover Vaccuum.
There are three (3) basic things that will cause the brush roll not to spin.
1. When handle is upright, brush roll is OFF. 2. When switch is set for HARD surface, brush roll is OFF. 3. Broken/worn FLAT belt or V Belt, brush roll will not spin.

I noticed that the brush roll was not spinning when my vacuum was set for CARPET. After removing the cover I noticed that the V belt was loose, I thought the belt was worn so I purchased a correct replacement belt and installed it, but the new belt was also loose and when I turned the large flat belt pulley it did not turn the V belt pulley at the same time.
I double checked the surface setting and I had the vacuum switch set for carpet, but still when I released the handle out of the upright position the brush roll would still not spin.
My aggravation finally led me to this posting on FixYa's website.
The first thing I did was checked the screw to the left of the V belt as suggested by ejmjr5 and this did nothing to solve the problem or create more tension on the V belt, even when the upright handle was not in the upright position.
After playing around with the surface setting control switch/nob I notice that when I moved the switch out of the HARD surface setting and over to CARPET, I had thought that the switch was set for CARPET as it visually appeared, but I was not pushing the switch over hard enough to click it into the CARPET setting mode.
VOILA, the brush roll now spins correctly even though the V belt seams to be too loose for the pulley.
You really have to force the switch into the CARPET setting. Be sure that you hear the switch/nob click into place.
Now you can effectively clean up after that hangover of a party!

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