Question about Poulan 42-Inch Steel Deck 17.5 HP Briggs & Stratton I/C Engine With 6 Speed

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Engine runs well but put in gear at any of 6 speeds and it does not go. Notice that there is slack in belt and wonder if this is related to my problem.

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Without the model number it is hard to be sure, but yes if the drive belt is slack, then that's a problem. If you have your manual it should indicate how to tension the drive belt (adjust clutch) You can look and be sure the belt is on all pullys.

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