Model #917270622 CRAFTSMAN lawn, tractor

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riding tractor #917270622 v-belt fall off everytime clutch/brake is fully depressed. I installed new belt #165813 & confirmed that it is routed correctly & not


Thank you for your question.

I know how frustrating it is when a belt will not stay on. If you have checked the belt and it is routed correctly, I recommend adjusting the belt guides and keepers. Each pulley should have a piece of metal that is right next to it. This part is to keep the belt on the pulley when the clutch loosens the belt. I like to remove the mowing deck to adjust the belt keepers. When the deck is off you can easily access all of the pulleys. If you are not sure how to remove the deck, please see the instructions I have provided below out of the manual. Once you are ready, park the tractor on a level surface and set the parking brake. Then look under the tractor at the keepers. The keeper should be no more than a 1/4 inch from the pulley. If it is, just bend it closer to the pulley. Once you have adjusted the keepers, test the operation. After you are satisfied the belt will not come off, you can reinstall the mower deck.

I hope this information is helpful.

Please let me know if you run into problems.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
October 06, 2010

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