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Old 09-01-2006, 10:28 AM
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belt help?

what would cause a deck belt to slip off the idler pulley? I engaged my mower yesterday and my belt slipped off the idler pulley and tore the belt all to pieces. The mower only has 120 hrs. on it. it is a super z. the day before it slipped off i noticed the belt was twisted and riding way low on the idler pulley so i tightened the belt up 1 notch in the chain. any help would be appreciated.
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Old 09-01-2006, 10:45 AM
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What Caused It ?

I don't know what caused it to happen after you had re-adjusted your belt but something as small as a stick or branch can cause a belt to walk right off a pulley.

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Old 09-01-2006, 10:59 AM
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i may be stretched now if it wasn't riding right or was twisted. sometimes it just happens too.
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