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You don't mention the make or model of the mower nor the make of the engine. If you bought an exact replacement belt for your machine, this should be pretty straight forward job. The belt and mower were made for each other!
You will have a pulley, probably with a clutch device, attached to the engine and there will be a pulley on the transmission. Put the belt over these two pulleys. BE careful of any plastic fans you encounter. You will have slack in the belt. With your finger pressing against the inside of the belt, follow the path it COULD take while looking for a idler pulley. Use eye protection - it is dirty under there and get a drop light to help you see.
The idler pulley will probably be spring loaded requiring both hands to pull against the spring. The belt will ride INSIDE (outside of the belt presses against pulley) or OUTSIDE (inside of the belt rides against the pulley) this pulley. You should recognize the proper path when you find it.
You may have to try this with both the "parking brake" and the clutch both engaged and free wheel or locked and unlocked positions. It may help if you have a helper who can press the foot petal / operate the hand lever while you do the dirty work. WATCH YOUR FINGERS!!!!!!!!! AND MAKE SURE THE ENGINE CANNOT START - I suggest you disconnect the spark plugs.
I offer these variations because I don't know what kind of engagement equipment you have.
If you don't have an electric clutch, you have a manual engage system. In this case you will have a pulley on the motor, one on the transmission one that rides on the manual clutch device and maybe a idler pulley. Follow the same process I descrived above.
If you need more guidance with this, please post a comment outlining your concern to this quesiton and I will do some more work on this.
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Posted on Dec 12, 2009
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