Slipped belt on Craftsman lawn tractor

Old 05-14-11, 10:26 AM
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Slipped belt on Craftsman lawn tractor

The belt that engages/disengages the blade on my Craftsman 19.5 hp, 42 hp lawn tractor has slipped off one of idler pulleys. There is a belt pulley guard attached to the pulley; I cannot place the belt back onto the pulley with the guard in the way.

Detailed diagram in owner's manual, but no instructions! Do I approach form the top or bottom of the pulley? How do I keep the pulley form moving when trying to loosen flange nuts?
Old 05-17-11, 08:48 PM
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The belt can be installed on all the deck pulleys without taking anything off. Just pop the belt in between the guide and the pulley.

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