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Hi John, my Troy-Bilt self propelled lawn mower has a loose V-belt that I need to replace. It didn't snap but it did slip off and I was able to get it back on the pulley. But now it's too loose. How do I get the new belt on? There doesn't seem to be and easy access to the pulley. I have an authorized Troy-Bilt repair place nearby, they charge $75 per hour. I'd rather do it myself if I can. I read online about the 2005 V-Belt recall problem & wondering if this is part of it. I do have the receipt. Thanks so much. Purchased 2008 Model 12AI869F011 Serial 1A209K30701 Lyle

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belts usually come off for a few reasons.
They become loose...stretch or the tensioner moves,  Make sure that none of the tightening bolds are slipping.  You can dab them with a bit of paint.
when the pulleys are not in alignment or crooked or bent.  Eyeball the path from one pulley to another, also make sure the tensioner is in alignment and there are no other obstructions.
good, high quality belts are required, and they must be real drive belts...not regular v belts.  If there is a way to watch the belt in operation you can usually see what's going wrong.
On my lawnmower I had to grind some metal away where the belt went from the motor to the transmission.  Good luck 

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It's possible the rope came out of it's pulley groove and is jammed inside the engine housing.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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SOURCE: how do i replace a drive belt on a troy bilt self propelled lawn

You turn the mower over, remove the blade with a 9/16 or 5/8 socket. There is a bolt holding shroud on, 3/8 or 7/16, there are two screws by the rear wheels, 7/16 that need to be removed. Once the shroud is removed, belt can be removed and new one put on.

Posted on May 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Troy Bilt 190cc Z-Start Model 12A-446A011 21"Inch Deck

You need to remove a pulley to put the new belt on.

Jim

Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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If you didn't by the Troybilt belt, try that. I had the same problem with a Napa belt. Going into drive as soon as I grabbed the operator presence button, not coming out of gear etc. When I switched the the Troybilt belt, the problem went away.

Posted on Aug 16, 2009

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