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I have a model LTH130 42 inch cut mower and just installed a new elect. clutch and started mowing grass and it began to feel like it was bogging down and I stopped the engine and the belt was very hot. What is going on now?

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Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly

See this link and locate your deck:
http://opebycrigby.tripod.com/decks/jddeck.html

Make sure you have the belt routed correctly. ALSO make sure that you do not have it flipped 180 deg over the idler.

I recommend that you unhook the belt from the mower deck pulleys and try rotating the blades. A bad blade bearing can cause a belt to heat up. Of any of the blades are hard to turn by hand that blade bearing will need to be replaced. Check the idler pulley also.

If after checking the above you continue to experience a problem just respond here and I will help you.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

Posted on May 25, 2011

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    Kelly May 26, 2011

    After thinking about this for a few hours... Make sure the belt is routed inside the belt guides. When a belt change is accomplished the belt guides have to be loosened a lot and sometimes removed to install the belt. If the belt is riding OVER a belt guide it will heat up quickly.



    Kelly

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