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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I HAVE A SIMPLICITY REGENT 500 LAWN MOWER. JUST REPLACED DRIVE

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I HAVE A SIMPLICITY REGENT 500 LAWN MOWER. JUST REPLACED DRIVE BELT, FOR THE TRANSMISSIOM,AND RAN FOR ABOUT 30 MINS. NOW THE DRIVE BELT FOR THE TRANSMISSION,HAS LBROKEN AND WRAPPED ITSELF AROUND ELECTRIC CLUTCH AND BROKE SOME WIRES LOOSE. I HAD NO DIAGRAM AND LAWN MOWER WAS APART WHEN I PUT IT BACK TOGETHER. WHERE DID I GO WRONG?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Did you check the idler pulleys for bad bearings? Are the belt guides in proper place,? Guide can get on wrong side off belt and cause belt to break. Was it routed correctly? Flat idler to backside of belt, grooved pulley to groove side.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
http://www.manualslib.com/manual/153135/Simplicity-Regent-500.html?page=14#manual
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
The wiring to the clutch is just two wires, and not important as to which wire goes where.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
http://www.manualslib.com/manual/153135/Simplicity-Regent-500.html?page=22#manual