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How to replace belt on sears tractor mower model # 917271080. The belt # 140294. I have adjusted the linkage pulley and the belt is too short to fit over the last pulley. I cannot find any other place to get slack in belt. Earl Patton earlp14@embarqmail.com 940-482-3390

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I would say you have the wrong belt. Sears says belt # 144200 that is the deck belt. Should be 1/2 X 88 and we sell them for 22.81 plus S&H. www.nnyparts.com

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