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How do i lock idler pulley in place so i can unscrew the bolt to replace belt?

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There is what they call the spindle assembly. Some times if the bearing is not lubed enough or just plain old it will sieze up . When this happens the pulley shears off of the rod it spins on. The deck must be removed and you can buy a new spindle assembly. In most cases you need your old pully however or you will need a new one of those as well. The other possible solution could be the bolt came loos and it simply fell off . In that case you need a new pulley , bolt to hold it on , and a washer in the middle. Good Luck I just had this same problem on a mower I purchased to fix up. It cuts great now.

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Your mower uses the #144200 belt by A.Y.P. This belt is 1/2" by 88.3" You must use a wrapped belt for this application. The #144200 is available through www.searspartsdirect.com and will also be readily available at your local repair shop.
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    2. Place scrap lumber under the front and rear of the deck.
    3. Use the deck lever to lower the deck.
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    5. Remove the blade drive belt from the front pulley.
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    2. Remove the belt from the adjustable idler pulley.
    3. Carefully remove the spring-loaded large idler pulley.
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    6. Check belt tension and readjust as needed.

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