This is what we did with ours. We were told to do this by a mechanic and we kept the instructions. These are general instructions, not based on any particular lawn mower. Good luck!
Things You'll Need
- parts list
- new belt
- some general tools, depending upon your mower
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- If you don't have a parts list, go to the Sears website. They offer them there. It should show in one of the sketches how and where the belt needs to be routed.
- Then go to a sears repair with your old belt and part number and buy a new one. Make sure you compare the belts to each other to make sure they are the same.
- If you have a newer mower, there should be a decal on the mower deck showing how the belt is routed. I can't say exactly how to route the belt since I don't know what mower you have. Ours had the decal and there was a sketch in the manual.
- Loosen the keepers at the drive pulley and pull the belt down and off.
- You may have to disconnect a side of the mower deck.
- Slide the belt back on as per routing instructions.
- Put the belt keepers back exactly how they were before.
- Watch out for idler wheels and make sure the belt is on the correct side.