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I think the hydrostatic drive belt broke on my 20hp Husqvarna riding mower. how do i go about getting to it to see if that is actually the problem? Everything runs fine, except that it won't move. sc, Lodi-CA

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The drive belt is the topmost belt, next to the frame of the tractor. So jack up the front end, lower the deck and take a look at the engine shaft if there is a loose/broken belt laying up there. If so then you are right. You will have to remove the deck to replace the belt. There is a spring loaded tensioner, released by the brake pedal, so you will need a confederate to hold the pedal down for the last step of install. Begin by putting the belt around the big pulley on top of the transmission first, then the engine pulley. If the belt is in place then you most likely have a fried transmission and they are so expensive prepare to get another mower.

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