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04-25-05, 07:18 AM   #1  
Deck belts

I've got a Sears model-917.271631 front engine rider and it has broken a deck belt three days in a row. I have replaced one (of two) complete spindle assemblies and everything else seems to be o.k. I was thinking about changing belt manufactures...what do you think maybe my problem. The belts simply break into without any signs of burning or shreding. Could it be adjusted too tightly. What is the best way to adjust the deck belt?

 
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04-25-05, 12:51 PM   #2  
Are You Using The Craftsman Belts Or Off Brands.... Craftsman Belts Are A Fraction Off... And Deck Engagements Are Set For Those Belts...

 
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04-25-05, 09:10 PM   #3  
Hello Jack B.,

I agree...regular belts sold in increments of full inches will not work. Either the blet breaks, or the cable that engages it will break. The craftsman belt is part # 144959. An aftermarket belt made to replace this part # should work. If I remember right, I think it's a 90 1/2" belt.


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04-25-05, 11:33 PM   #4  
I measured the belt cheese mentioned and it is 95". Therefore, you would use a A93 belt, if not an OEM belt that is.

 
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04-26-05, 09:01 PM   #5  
Ok. My rememory failed, lol. The most common AYP blade belt # is 144200 and I know it is 88" and then some, like 3/8" or 1/2" and using an 88" or 89" belt doesn't work. For some reason I was thinking the 144959 was also slightly off. If it's 95", then I need to remember that next time I happen to need one and don't have an OEM.


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