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I have a Sierra 1440 mower and the bottom belt has come off...... need to know how to replace it and what puts tension on the belt?

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  • bbrock697 Aug 23, 2010

    This is obviously a ride on mower!!!!



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Please follow these steps:
Pop the hood and locate the belt routing diagram. This is typically on the core support, but if you can't find it there, look in the owner's manual to find it, as you will need it in coming steps. If you can't find it, draw a diagram that shows the route the belt takes through the pulleys.
Place the breaker bar and a socket on the end of the tensioner and turn it counterclockwise to release tension on the belt. Then pull the belt off of the engine pulleys, around the fan belt and away from the engine. Release the breaker bar slowly.
Install the replacement belt on the pulleys, following the routing diagram from Step 1. Work clockwise, starting at the crankshaft pulley at the base of the engine, and work your way around until you reach the tensioner.
Pull the tensioner counterclockwise using the breaker bar as you did in Step 2, then route the belt around the tensioner and any remaining pulleys. Release the tensioner and check the routing of the belt. Make sure the belt isn't twisted along the path and that it sits squarely in each pulley, not hanging off to one side or another.

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