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My craftsman lt 1000 beginns smoking the belt when I engage the mower as if a pully is locked up or could it be a stretched belt

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The plastiic pullies are bad. some straight from factory have the bearing inserted wrong ,so install a new metal pully. their might be a recall for this problem or a technical bulliten for this problem. check with a sears rep.

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Is your idler belt adjusting pulley free and not frozen on the shaft

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Could you send me a diagram how the drive belt goes around the pullys thanks its a craftsman lt 1000 not sure of the year model


Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.

Here is the diagram:
http://www.brandywineits.com/graphics/LT1000/PulleyConfig.jpg

One of the major problems on the LT 1000 is that the belt gets installed wrong side out. Just make sure the V of the belt rests in all of the mandrel and drive pulleys correctly.

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