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Ground drive belt keeps coming off. HELP!!!


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03-17-12, 01:10 PM   #1  
Ground drive belt keeps coming off. HELP!!!

I have a Craftsman riding mower (model 917.272231). The ground drive
belt kept coming off so I replaced the belt thinking that would solve the
problem. It didn't. When I press the brake/clutch pedal, the belt frequently
comes off. Is there any way to adjust the belt so that it is tighter on the
pulleys? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

 
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03-17-12, 06:13 PM   #2  
It shouldn't matter how loose the belt gets, it shouldn't come off. Which pulley is it coming off of? It sounds like the belt guides are bent too far from the pulley or the bottom side of one of the pulley sheaves has worn off, allowing the belt to drop off of it when tension is released.


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03-18-12, 04:05 PM   #3  
I will check that out and let you know how it goes. Thanks!

 
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